There are no guarantees that you can prevent Alzheimer's disease. However, a number of studies have indicated that exercise (and regular, vigorous walking counts) is helpful. A healthy diet including fish oil and antioxidants may be beneficial. Olive oil has been shown to be good for the brain. Maintaining healthy weight is very important. Keeping the brain active by learning new things or new ways to do what you do anyway, is also good, as is social interaction. All of these steps lead to overall better health, and may prevent or slow down the progress of Alzheimer's. I'd love to give you a guaranteed way to prevent the disease, but if I knew that, so would the whole world. Take care of yourself and your loved ones by doing the best things you can for your bodies. Good luck,
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