Life style modifications: Life style has a major role in development and progression of the Alzheimer’s disease. Life style modifications include the following:
Adherence to medications: Strict adherence to the prescribed medications for conditions like diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases is very essential to halt or prevent the progression of Alzheimer’s disease as these clinical conditions are associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s.
Developing hobbies: Mental health is very important in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Being mentally active, engaging oneself in activities like reading books, playing, swimming etc., whenever there is free time will also help in preventing Alzheimer’s. Few activities like memorizing some things, playing puzzles or riddles, learning new things on regular basis will enhance the mental health of the individual and thereby prevents Alzheimer’s disease.
Mental health:Not only the physical health (aging), but also mental health should be free from stress. Psychiatric illnesses like depression should be adequately controlled to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Socialization: Some of the activities like getting engaged or involving in social groups, meeting people in social gatherings, having a strong network of friends, and good family support are always required to safeguard oneself from Alzheimer’s disease.
Sleep: Having a good quality of sleep at nights also helps to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.