How living well can keep dementia at bay

Lifestyle modification will likely do more for staving off dementia than supplements

Sharon, a 41-year-old married woman, came to see me concerned about her risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD).


Her mother had AD and lived in high-level care.

Sharon asked if she should be taking any supplements to prevent dementia.

She had no significant medical history but was slightly overweight and pre-hypertensive, with a family history of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Her mother was the only relative with dementia, which was diagnosed at age 75.

Sharon was mostly sedentary.