Social Activity And Prevention Of Alzheimer's Disease
Maintaining a strong network of friends and social
activities may help ward off alzheimer's disease. A loss of friends or social
settings increases alzheimer risk . In fact, one study reports that losing
many friends increases the risk of alzheimer's disease more than 2-fold .An
interesting example of how lifestyle influences alzheimer risk is a study of
Japanese Americans. In Japan, there is a strong emphasis on family and friends.
Japanese Americans who lived and spent time in Japan have less alzheimer risk
than Japanese Americans who never lived in Japan,where they might have been
exposed to more ties with family and friends . The message seems pretty
clear... as you age,try to keep close ties with family and friends. The payoff
might be a life free of alzheimer's disease.