Can Alzheimer’s disease be prevented ?


Little is known about whether Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented. However the average age of diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease has been increasing suggesting that improvements in health care, education and adult occupation may be having a positive effect on the brain.
While it is not yet known how to prevent Alzheimer’s disease the good lifestyle may reduce the risk of developing dementia. This involves

  • Good dental care
  • Maintaining good heart health. It is important to know what is good for the heart is usually good for the brain through healthy diet and exercise.
  •  People with down syndrome have higher risk and it is important to maintain good mental health.
  • Maintaining social networks and activies.
  • Keeping the brain active. It can be done by reading music, doing some art, sport, reading , etc.

It is recommended that the Alzheimer’s patient should have annual health assessments.


If you feel someone that experiencing some of the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, follow this few tips :

  • Plan daily activities each morning
  • Try to maintain daily routines
  • Allow time to complete tasks and don’t be rushed
  • Label presses and shelves with contents
  • Keep a checklist beside the door of things to do before leaving the house
  • Consider using appliances that have an automatic shut-off device
  • Use a pill box to help organise and remind when to take medicines
  • Place important phone numbers beside the telephone
  • Leave a spare set of keys with a trusted neighbour
  • Keep a collection of photos of friends and family members, labelling with names if necessary
  • And make sure to discuss with the doctor.

    What to do if you or someone close to you has been diagnosed

    Be Positive
    – Concentrate on what you can do rather than what you can’t do.

    Seek Help
    Get help from Alzheimer society around you. You also can find about the Alzheimer book to guide you. Get the book below to help you