The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple in the coming decades and no cure has been found. Recently, interest in dietary approaches for prevention of cognitive decline has increased. In particular, the omega-3 fatty acids have shown anti-amyloid, anti-tau and anti-inflammatory actions in the brains of animals.
Adequate vitamin D levels are critical to immune system health. In fact, science clearly suggests that maintaining proper levels can also help us to avoid dementias like, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.
Having hypertension in midlife (ages 40-60) is associated with an elevated risk of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s dementia later in life as well as shrinkage of the brain.