"Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped? Here’s What the Latest Research Says" - Maggie O’Neill
As is the case with a number of diseases, some people are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than others.
But new research suggests that certain lifestyle habits might be able to offset your genetic risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Healthy lifestyle habits may decrease your genetic risk of developing Alzheimer’s, and even if you haven’t always stuck to these healthy habits, it can’t hurt to start developing them now. “It’s never too late to start,” said Mary Sano, PhD, director of The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She adds, “If people acknowledge they have a risk factor, sometimes it increases their motivation to do something about it. They have a greater motivation to pay attention.”
— Mary Sano, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry, Associate Dean, Clinical Research, Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai