FAQs: Is there a way to prevent Alzheimer's disease?
Currently, there is no definitive evidence about what can prevent Alzheimer’s disease or age-related cognitive decline. What we do know is that a healthy lifestyle—one that includes a healthy diet, physical activity, appropriate weight, and no smoking—can lower the risk of certain chronic diseases and boost overall health and well-being. Scientists are very interested in the possibility that a healthy lifestyle might delay, slow down, or even prevent Alzheimer’s. They are also studying the role of social activity and intellectual stimulation in Alzheimer’s disease risk.
For more information:
- Read the NIA booklet Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: What Do We Know?
- Visit the web page About Alzheimer’s Disease: Risk Factors and Prevention
- See the NIA web portal Cognitive Health and Older Adults