Alzheimer's prevention breakthrough could save millions

Researchers have discovered a way to drastically reduce your change of developing Alzheimer’s disease and the simplicity of it all has doctors practically begging patients to get on board.

A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, found that any kind of exercise can improve brain function and reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s by a whopping 50 per cent.

Doctors have always advocated for brain exercises to keep the mind sharp and ward off diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s, but in light of this new revelation they are encouraging physical exercise too.

There are currently more than 353,800 Australians living with dementia and Alzheimer’s and without a treatment breakthrough that number is expected to soar to 900,000 by 2050.

As it stands, the best form of treatment for the disease is prevention, which is why this new breakthrough has doctors so excited.

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The study says the more exercise you do, the greater your chances of avoiding Alzheimer’s.

Your exercise could be anything from a 20 minute walk every day to a swim at the pool or a yoga class.

Dr. Cyrus A. Raji who worked on the groundbreaking study says people need to focus on doing what they can to avoid developing the disease.

“We have no magic bullet cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Our focus needs to be on prevention.”

How often do you exercise? Would you exercise more if you new it could help you avoid diseases like Alzheimer’s?