Helpful practices for people that are at risk for Alzheimer's


Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer's Disease. There are practices that can help: slow the progression, manage behavioral problems, and support family members and other caregivers. The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) has put together a list of some practices that may be worth incorporating into your daily routine, especially if you have a family history of dementia. Talk to your doctor about these practices, as every individual is unique.

  • Consume a low-fat diet.

  • Eat cold-water fish 2 to 3 times per week.

  • Reduce your intake of linoleic acid which is polyunsaturated fatty acid from vegetable oils such as sunflower, safflower, soybean, corn, and canola oils and margarine.

  • Consume more leafy greens, fruit, berries and vegetables.

  • Limit your amount of sugar

  • Keep your health in check; blood pressure, sugar, cholesterol and weight. High numbers may increase your risk.

  • Exercise - stay physically active.

  • Keep your mind active.

  • Work on happiness. Depression can increase your risk of dementia and Alzheimer's.

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