Is there a way to stop Alzheimer's disease

1 answer | Last updated: Sep 14, 2017
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how do you help stop Alzheimer's disease

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Jytte Lokvig, PhD, coaches families and professional caregivers and designs life-enrichment programs and activities for patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. Her workshops and seminars help caregivers and families create a healthy environment based on dignity and humor. She is the author of Alzheimer's A to Z: A Quick-Reference Guide.

Unfortunately there's no way to prevent or stop Alzheimer's disease. You can possibly delay or slow down the onset by eating a heart healthy diet, staying physically and mentally active. Even simple walking has helped a lot of people in the early stages. You can embark on learning a foreign language - for the rest of us who are not that ambitious, there are simple tricks like using your opposite hand to write cursive or brush your teeth; these are actually some of the best exercises for your brain. However the most powerful preventive is simply to surround yourself with happy people, laugh, sing and dance - have fun!