4 Easy Things All Women Can Do Now to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease


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Your brain is a vital organ just like your heart, yet it's common to assume that you don't have control over what goes on above your neck. (Case in point: Have you ever had a conversation about brain health with your doctor?) In fact, nearly 60 percent of people think Alzheimer's, one form of cognitive decline, is just a natural part of getting older, according to a recent survey. Fortunately, that's not true. "Alzheimer's is a diseaseónot an inevitable ride-along with aging," says Richard Isaacson, M.D., director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.

What's more, you can play an active role in reducing your risk of cognitive issues, whether from Alzheimer's or other problems that arise as you age. And you can begin to take charge of it now, whatever your starting point. "It's never too early or too late to think about better brain health," says Dr. Isaacson. Address your mind today by adopting four key habits.


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