Here's how you may keep Alzheimer's at bay

Published Jun 25, 2015, 4:47 pm IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 6:38 pm IST
There's no test doctors can use to conclusively determine Alzheimer's
Washington: Many programs have been designed around the scientific evidence over the time that may help in preventing Alzheimer's disease.
Tips that may help keep Alzheimer's at bay includes getting enough sleep, eating healthy, exercising a few times a week and not smoking, staying socially engaged, education, learning new things, taking care of mental health and reducing the impact of chronic condition like diabetes, the CNN reported.
Neurologist Dr. David Geldmacher, said that people should take care of themselves when they are 50 and that might make a big difference when they are 70, not just for heart attack and stroke but for Alzheimer's and dementia as well.
However, there's no test doctors can use to conclusively determine whether someone will get Alzheimer's disease.
But, that could be on the verge of changing. Doctors at three U.S. medical centers are gathering as much information as they can about patients and using it to give them an early intervention plan to slow or prevent the disease, even though it's not known whether the patient will actually get it.
So, while there's no treatment or cure for Alzheimer's, it's possible an ounce of prevention could go a long way.