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Correlations Between Heart Disease and Alzheimer's Disease

Correlations between Alzheimer's

Disease and Heart Disease

Alzheimer's disease is the six leading cause of death and the only disease in which medicine doesn't have a way to stop or slow its progression according to a new article in Time Magazine. Alzheimer's is complicated and complex. High blood pressure, diabetes and smoking are all high risk factors for not only heart disease but Alzheimer's disease. It is often thought that Alzheimer’s is unpreventable and is often brought on by age and genetics. While age and genetics do contribute to developing Alzheimer's disease, some factors may be modified to control the risk. More evidence is showing that obesity and sedentary behavior might play a part. Lifestyle changes such as exercise, social and mental stimulation as well as quitting smoking or certain medications may be able to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's. Know your numbers! Track and control cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index and weight, to not only keep your heart healthy but your brain healthy too.

Posted Saturday, 09/20/14, 09:44 AM - Comments - Category: Alzheimers

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