Norman L. Foster, MD
Director, Center for Alzheimer's Care, Imaging and Research
Professor, Department of Neurology
Chief, Division of Cognitive Neurology
University of Utah School of Medicine
Senior Investigator, The Brain Institute at the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Dr. Norman Foster has specialized in brain imaging and dementing and neurodegenerative diseases for over 30 years. He joined the University of Utah in 2005 as Professor of Neurology, Director of the Center for Alzheimer's Care, Imaging and Research, and Senior Investigator at the Brain Institute. He has since been named Chief of the Division of Cognitive Neurology.Full Bio
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Is there anything that can be done to prevent Alzheimer's disease or decrease my risk of getting it?
Yes. Numerous studies suggest that eating a healthy diet, participating in regular physical activity and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and weight levels may all contribute to a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are studying the role of genetics in the development of Alzheimer's, but most agree there are a handful of risk factors—whether individually or in combination—that could play a role in acquiring the disease. What's known for certain is the older you get, the greater the risk for acquiring Alzheimer's.