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Alzheimer's Disease: Prevention and Coping

by Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH

senior coupleUntil recently, preventing Alzheimer's disease seemed out of the reach of medical research. After all, if researchers couldn't tell us for sure what caused the disease, then how could they identify things that might prevent its development?

Well, by conducting well-designed population and clinical studies, it seems. The results are impressive and encouraging. Here are some of the major ones I think are worth highlighting:

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Building Up Your Brain

woman reading the newspaperYour exercise routine might focus on boosting heart health, losing weight or strengthening muscles and bones. But what about the fitness needs of your body's all-important command center—your brain?

Although often a subject not thought about until later life, it's important to keep your brain healthy and strong no matter what your age.

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