From USA Weekend article by Jean Carper:
“The idea that Alzheimer’s is entirely genetic and unpreventable is perhaps the greatest rmisconception about the disease,” says Gary Small, M.D., director of the UCLA Center on Aging.
Researchers now know that Alzheimer’ s, like heart disease and cancer, develops over decades and
can be influenced by lifestyle factors including cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity, depression, education, nutrition, sleep and mental, physical and social activity.
The big news: Mountains of research reveals that simple things you do every day might cut your odds of losing your mind to Alzheimer’s.