Resource Roundup: Integrative Interventions for Preventing Alzheimer's Disease

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An estimated 6.9 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. That’s about one in nine people over the age of 65. And disease rates are only growing, projected to nearly double by 2050.  

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, characterized by a progressive decline in cognition that interferes with a person’s ability to complete everyday tasks. It’s said to be a result of several factors, including environmental exposures, lifestyle choices, and genetics. In fact, new research reveals that duplication of the APOE3 gene may predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Still, the precise causes of the disease remain unclear. What we do know is that Alzheimer’s begins up to 20 years before the onset of symptoms, making prevention key. In this article, we’ve rounded up our top resources on Alzheimer's prevention.

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