Exercise to stay away from Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a disease than can affect anyone, especially during old age. A person has higher chances of getting Alzheimer’s if their parent or a close relative had Alzheimer’s. So how can a person who has high chances of the disease stay away from it? Exercise it is! No medicines and therapies have been found to cure Alzheimer’s. So prevention is better than cure, any day!

More than 5 million Americans are affected by Alzheimer’s. Carol Hall who lives in Dallas is on a work out spree. Both her mother and grandmother had Alzheimer’s and chances of Carol getting the disease are high. Carol is part of a national study to see if aerobic exercise, blood pressure and cholesterol lowering drugs can prevent, or at least slow down Alzheimer’s.

Rong Zhang is a Ph.D. professor at UT South-western Medical Center. Zhang and his team are monitoring 600 adults across the country for the next 5 years. These adults have chances of Alzheimer’s.

The exercise and work out sessions are already making a huge impact on the life of Carol. She says that her brain is working great and there is no sign of Alzheimer’s.

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