As many as 60% of late-onset Alzheimer’s cases can be prevented by simple lifestyle modifications. In this video, Dr. Gayatri Devi, board-certified neurologist and author of The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease, details the steps you can take to reduce your chances of ever developing this form of dementia. A heart-healthy diet aimed at lowering cholesterol and blood pressure is essential, as is maintaining a healthy body weight. Managing stress and seeking treatment for depression also will help prevent Alzheimer’s. Finally, getting good sleep regularly is essential because it helps consolidate memory and removes toxic deposits from the brain. Follow these suggestions, and you’ll be well on your way to maintaining a healthy brain for life.

To learn more from Dr. Devi, visit her website or purchase her latest book, The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease.