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Alzheimers a preventable disease, not an inevitable part of ageing
Article Type: Food facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 41, Issue 4
Food for the Brain launch Alzheimer’s Conference and Prevention Project Alzheimer’s disease costs the nation and the individual more than any other medical condition. Yet genes cause only one in a hundred cases of Alzheimer’s. The remaining 99 per cent could be preventable. “It is time we woke up to the fact that Alzheimer’s is a preventable disease, not an inevitable part of ageing” says Professor David Smith, who heads Oxford University’s research into Alzheimer’s. But early detection of cognitive decline is critical.
Alzheimer’s takes up to 40 years to develop so what you do now makes all the difference. But how do you know if you are at risk? Food for the Brain has developed a breakthrough Alzheimer’s Prevention Project to enable individuals to find out if they are at risk and what they can do to reduce or eliminate that risk.
From 1 March 2011 the web site (www.foodforthebrain.org) is hosting a free online cognitive function test.