Alzheimer’s disease expert Richard Dodel of the German Neurological Society says the risk of the disease can be reduced by 35 percent if we follow some rules. There are five critical factors for a long and healthy life and make us enjoy mental health even in old age.
Nothing is as important as sport, Dodel explains, adding to the German Focus website: “Physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. According to the German expert can be practiced two or three times a week, but must be exercised correctly. It also reduces the risk of weight gain, as excess weight can also hurt the brain.
1- Healthy and balanced diet
A healthy and balanced diet plays a major role in the prevention of this disease. Scientific studies recommend especially the Mediterranean diet in particular. The German expert explains that Mediterranean cuisine depends on a lot of olive oil, fruits, vegetables and grain products, and at least once a week there is a fish meal. On the contrary, meat is rarely served.