The incidence of dementia may be on the rise, but thankfully these life hacks could help protect you from Alzheimer’s disease…

If you’re worried about developing Alzheimer’s disease, you are not alone.

According to the World Health Organisation, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, contributing to 60–70% of cases. And with around 50 million people affected by dementia, and nearly 10 million new cases every year, it’s no wonder that more and more people are looking for ways to prevent Alzheimer’s.

Here are a few findings from recent studies that point to simple life hacks proven to help prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease:

1.  Work up a sweat

You’ve probably heard it a million times, but exercising is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

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When it comes to preventing cognitive decline, you may be better off working out than doing a crossword puzzle. A study that spanned over 40 years found that middle aged women who have a high level of physical fitness are nearly 90 per cent less likely to develop dementia than moderately fit women.

The study, which was published in the American Academy of Neurology, also found that, when highly fit women aged, they developed dementia an an average of 11 years later than women who were moderately fit.

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