While some risk factors such as age or genes cannot be changed, other risk factors such as high blood pressure and lack of exercise can usually be changed by following appropriate healthy lifestyle changes.
One of them is to do physical exercise in your daily routine. Exercise can help brain cells by increasing the flow of blood and oxygen to your brain.
There is evidence that eating good food for the heart can also help protect the brain. This includes limiting sugar and saturated fat intake. You should eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your daily diet. Some of these beneficial foods include low-fat dairy products, fish, chicken, beans, seeds, nuts and vegetable oils.
Several studies have also shown that having strong social connections with age can also help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline. This may be due directly to the process by which social stimulation strengthens the connection between nerve cells in the brain.