Healthy Living

Genetics and Lifestyle Choices Both Play a Role in How Alzheimer's Develops

Final thoughts

While no one has control over their genes, paying attention to lifestyle as a whole can help prevent Alzheimer’s and multiple other diseases, raising the likelihood for a healthier and longer life.

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