Nearly six-thousand scientists from around the world met in Los Angeles for the The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference to share the latest discoveries about potential treatments and therapies for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The Conference allows scientists to share scientific information that will lead to new methods of prevention and treatment, and improvements in diagnosis and care for people with Alzheimer’s.
New research reported at the conference suggests healthy lifestyle choices may decrease the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. There's growing evidence of strong links between healthy lifestyle factors -- including a “brain-healthy” diet, regular exercise, formal education and not smoking -- and lowering the risk of Alzheimer's and other dementias. Data from large population studies reported at AAIC 2019 show that combinations of 4 or 5 healthy lifestyle factors were most effective in reducing Alzheimer's and dementia risk even among people at high genetic risk.
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