Lifestyle and Diet in Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention
Dr. Arnold offers an overview of current understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, and lifestyle changes that can lower risks of disease or slow progression. He suggests that risk factors such as hearing loss, head injuries, cardiovascular risk factors and tobacco use all increase our risk of developing dementia and probably drive progression. He also points out increasing evidence that depression, loneliness, and anxiety can increase our vulnerability to dementia, likely through stress mechanisms. He answers common questions about dietary supplements and natural products.