Health Tip: At Risk for Alzheimer's?08/30/13
(HealthDay News) -- Researchers believe they've identified at
least some of the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. While there
are some factors that you have no control over, you may be able to
influence some potential triggers.
The Alzheimer's Association offers this list of examples:
- Head trauma -- Serious head injuries are thought to predispose
some people to Alzheimer's. You can help prevent head injuries by
always wearing your seat belt in a car, wearing a bike helmet or
sports helmet, and by safeguarding your home against falls.
- Heat health -- There's growing evidence that the health of your
heart is linked to the health of your brain. With the help of your
doctor, be sure to monitor your heart health and treat any problems
- Age healthy -- Get enough exercise, skip junk food in favor of
lots of fruits and vegetables, and be sure to lose any excess
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