Preventing Alzheimer’s – top tips 

Believe it or not, Alzheimer’s shouldn’t be something we expect to happen to us if we reach an older age. It should not be considered inevitable. 

So we wanted to put the top tips of preventing Alzheimer’s disease into one helpful

 list.   

There’s a strong link between Cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s so reducing your risk of this can really help. How can you reduce your risk? 

  • Stop smoking 
  • Drink less alcohol 
  • As usual, maintain a healthy diet 
  • Exercise every week – the NHS advises for at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity 
  • Get your blood pressure checked
  • Those with diabetes must take their medicine 

The NHS also says there are some other risk factors for dementia, including: 

  • Hearing loss 
  • Untreated depression
  • Loneliness or isolation 
  • Spending too much time sitting down 

Keep the mind active by: 

  • Reading 
  • Playing musical instruments 
  • Learning new languages 
  • Volunteering 
  • Playing group sports 
  • Try new things and hobbies
  • Stay social 

We are incredibly passionate about the prevention of Alzheimer’s. We donate money to Alzheimer’s Society every time we place a candidate. In our first six months’ trading we’ve already donated over £6700. Read our reason why here