Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive form of dementia. Dementia is a broader term for conditions that negatively affect memory, thinking, and behavior. The changes interfere with daily living. Dementia can have a range of causes, such as brain injuries or diseases. Sometimes the cause is unknown.
Just as there’s no known cure for Alzheimer’s, there are no foolproof preventive measures. For now, health-promoting lifestyle habits are the best tools we have to prevent cognitive decline.
The following steps may help:
Try to quit smoking. If you smoke, quitting benefits your health both immediately and in the long term.
Exercise regularly. Getting active reduces the risk of many conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Keep your brain active. Try some cognitive training exercises.
Eat well. Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Maintain an active social life. Friendships, volunteering, and hobbies are likely to benefit your overall health.
Research indicates that drinking green tea can prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Green tea contains abundant antioxidants that can reduce damage from free radicals and protect the function of nerve cells. This includes a substance in green tea called tea polyphenols, a compound in tea leaves.
Alzheimer’s disease is associated with old age, characterized primarily by the degeneration and death of neurons in the brain, resulting in severe damage to cognitive function.
Research suggests that tea polyphenols can prevent the onset and development of Alzheimer’s disease. Tea polyphenols can function in multiple ways, such as reducing damage from free radicals and regulating neuronal signal transduction.
In addition, tea polyphenols can stimulate the growth and connections of neurons, and increase the antioxidant capacity and anti-inflammatory effects of neurons, thereby reducing the death and degeneration of nerve cells and protecting brain health. Therefore, long-term consumption of tea leaves rich in tea polyphenols, such as green tea, may help prevent and delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
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