Does knowing the cause and symptom of Alzheimer's disease provide some clues as to how to prevent this disorder? As we know, there is no known treatment, but is there anything that can be done to attempt to prevent it or slow down its progression?
1. Does knowing the cause and symptom of Alzheimer disease (AD) provide some clues as to how to prevent this disorder?
Because there is no known cause (even though the symptoms are known) prevention is a ways down the road. However, since it is a brain disorder affecting certain areas of the brain, and there is believed to be a genetic link, then brain health is essential like eating plenty of essential fatty acids, and other foods associated with brain health. For example, based on research, scientists suggest that stimulating the brain, improving your mood, and sharpening your memory can greatly reduce your AD risk (http://www.helpguide.org/elder/alzheimers_prevention_slowing_down_treatment.htm).
Alzheimer's Disease is illustrated in this tutorial.