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36 Everyday Habits That Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Reader's Digest Logo By Alisa Bowman,Kenneth S. Kosik, MD of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 37: Did you know that eating grilled meat could increase your risk of being struck down by dementia? Or that getting on the treadmill can help keep your brain sharp? The dozens of choices you make over the course of any average day—ordering the curry vs. the samosas, reading the newspaper vs. watching the news—really can determine whether you’ll develop Alzheimer's years from now as well as how quickly the disease will progress. There are no drugs or procedures that can cure or even effectively treat Alzheimer’s. But you have the power to outsmart this terrifying disease by combatting some of its major risk factors: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stress, social isolation, and sleeplessness. Reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s with these simple tips from <a href="https://www.readersdigeststore.com/alzheimers?utm_source=Vanitydirect&amp;utm_medium=Print&amp;utm_campaign=OutsmartingAlzheimers">Outsmarting Alzheimer’s</a> by Kenneth S. Kosik, MD, and Alisa Bowman. Watch out for these <a href="http://www.rd.com/health/conditions/early-signs-of-alzheimers/">early signs of Alzheimer's</a>.

36 Everyday Habits That Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

The dozens of choices you make over the course of any average day—ordering the curry vs. the samosas, reading the newspaper vs. watching the news—really can determine whether you’ll develop Alzheimer's years from now as well as how quickly the disease will progress.

Did you know that eating grilled meat could increase your risk of being struck down by dementia? Or that getting on the treadmill can help keep your brain sharp? The dozens of choices you make over the course of any average day—ordering the curry vs. the samosas, reading the newspaper vs. watching the news—really can determine whether you’ll develop Alzheimer's years from now as well as how quickly the disease will progress. There are no drugs or procedures that can cure or even effectively treat Alzheimer’s. But you have the power to outsmart this terrifying disease by combatting some of its major risk factors: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stress, social isolation, and sleeplessness. Reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s with these simple tips from Outsmarting Alzheimer’s by Kenneth S. Kosik, MD, and Alisa Bowman. 
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