The beginning of a new year is a time for recommitment and renewal. We are closing out 2015 with no cure or treatment for Alzheimer’s, but with an abundance of evidence that shows the importance of everyday, positive lifestyle choices for disease prevention.
Here are 16 resolutions to consider in 2016 to potentially prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s continues on a path to reach epidemic proportions. In 2015, nearly 44 million people worldwide had Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia with only 25% of people having the disease having actually been diagnosed.
The cost of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s in the United States was estimated to reach $226 billion this year and the global cost of the disease was estimated to be $605 billion, equal to 1% of the world’s gross domestic product.
Finding a cure for Alzheimer’s is non-negotiable but with no cure or treatment method in sight, 2015 led to many studies focused on Alzheimer’s prevention instead of treating those already diagnosed.
Consider taking up these resolutions in the new year to improve your overall health and potentially lower your risk of Alzheimer’s.
Which of these resolutions will you make in 2016? What will you do to stay healthy in the New Year? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
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