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A personalized approach to preventing Alzheimer’s disease

While there's no cure for Alzheimer's disease, ongoing research has suggested there may be ways to lower your risk.

"Much of the existing science supports how certain behavioral changes made in middle age can protect people as they grow older," says Dr. Kirk Daffner, director for the Center for Brain/Mind Medicine at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital. "However, there is evidence that adopting certain healthy lifestyle habits can benefit older adults too."

Some of these habits you may have followed for a while, so you should make every effort to keep them up. The rest are in your control to add, and they can help improve other aspects of your health beyond Alzheimer's protection.

You can break down the best evidence-based methods into three areas: how you move, what you eat, and what you do. Here's a look at each.

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