Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Alzheimer's Disease is
What does this mean?
Your genotypes indicate that you have a typical risk for Alzheimer's disease. You are recommended to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.
How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?
This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Alzheimer's Disease.
Risk Factors Can Influence The Risk of Developing Alzheimer's disease
Genetics are NOT the only risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease.
Alzheimer's Disease is believed to be caused by a combination of environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors. Now that you have learnt about your genetic risk, you can determine how aggressively you need to make lifestyle changes to reduce your risk.
The earlier in your life that you commit to living a healthy lifestyle, the more you can reduce your risk for or delay the development of Alzheimer's Disease.
Fewer years of education has been associated with a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life. While the reason for this is still unclear, researchers suggest that exercising the brain through activities like reading, writing, and doing puzzles may help promote brain health.
A heart-healthy diet has been associated with a decreased risk for Alzheimer's disease. A heart-healthy diet emphasizes the consumption of green leafy vegetables, fruit, and whole grains. Consuming healthy fats — found in fish, nuts, and olive oil — and minimizing saturated and trans fats are also important.
Research shows that high blood pressure and high cholesterol are both associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. Maintaining normal blood pressure, keeping a healthy weight, and exercising regularly are a few things you can do to promote and maintain your heart health.
More women than men have late-onset Alzheimer's disease, perhaps due to both biological and lifestyle factors.
Parents, siblings, and children of an individual with late-onset Alzheimer's disease have a higher chance of developing the disease themselves.
The risk of developing Alzheimer's disease increases greatly as a person ages. This condition is most often diagnosed in people over the age of 65.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- The loss of appetite can be improved by making a few changes. There are some useful tips to increase appetite including understanding their food preferences, cooking food that are more appealing in terms of colour and aroma, eating in a group, avoid distractions by eating in a quiet environment, etc.
- Eat more whole grains, green leafy and other vegetables, berries, poultry, fish, nuts, beans, and olive oil to slow down the process of cognitive decline and reduce the risk of AD.
- Limit the intake of high-fat and high-salt foods such as red meat, fast foods and margarine.
- Reduce the intake of sugar commonly found in sweetened beverages, cakes, cookies, doughnuts, and ice cream.
- Supplements of high-potency multivitamin and multi-mineral, omega-3 oil, phosphatidyl-serine, alpha lipoic acid, resveratrol and coenzyme Q10 are recommended to prevent Alzheimer's disease.
- Engage in brain-aerobic activities. For example, playing and listening to music or completing crossword puzzles.
- Stress is one of the major risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. Studies have shown that practising a simple 12-minute yoga / meditation can reduce stress levels.
- Engage in 150 minutes of aerobic exercises in a week. For example, swimming, walking, hiking, etc.