With symptoms such as deterioration in memory and mental functions that worsen over time and leave the afflicted person often incapable of independent living, Alzheimer's disease may be a condition that you are very much concerned about as you or your loved ones approach 65 - the age when Alzheimer's strikes many sufferers.
While conventional medicine has no cure for the disease, the good news is that there are scientifically-verified things you can do to ward off Alzheimer's.
The power of antioxidants
In those with Alzheimer's disease, portions of the brain are reduced and replaced by protein deposits and cellular debris. And much research point to the role of free radicals in the development of such brain damage.
To combat the destructive effects of free radicals and keep Alzheimer's at bay, you will need a high daily intake of antioxidant foods. And foods that are rich in antioxidants include fresh fruits and vegetables, especially those high in vitamins C and E, and beta-carotene.