Alzheimer’s is a terrifying disease, not just for the person experiencing it, but for the person’s close ones as well. While we expect our body to stop working as well as we age, we are rarely ready for cognitive decline and forgetting the ones we love. Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s disease can lead to severe dementia, a devastating neurological illness that reportedly affects 10% of Singaporeans over age 60. While research is still inconclusive on what exactly causes Alzheimer’s, there have been studies regarding several lifestyle habits that can reduce your risk. We explore the three most promising prevention methods below.
What is Alzheimer’s Disease & What Causes It?
Before we figure out how to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s, we must first understand what causes it. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common disorder that falls under the umbrella term for cognitive disorders called dementia. It is an irreversible, progressive neurodegenerative