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Is there anything I can do to prevent Alzheimer’s disease?

Currently, there are no treatments, drugs, or pills that can prevent Alzheimer’s disease, but people can take some steps that may reduce their risk. These steps include the following:

  • lowering high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels
  • controlling diabetes
  • being physically active
  • eating a healthy diet
  • engaging in activities that stimulate the mind

More studies are being done to see which health and lifestyle factors directly affect the chances of developing Alzheimer’s. Many of these factors are known to lower the risk for other diseases and help maintain and improve overall well-being, so they are good to do anyway.

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