These 5 Strange Treatments May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

At this very moment, science is competing in a race to understand the root biological changes which provoke the host of symptoms we call Alzheimer’s disease. With this race well underway, there have been a variety of collateral findings—strange, wacky, preventative treatments showing really positive effects. Some are just great lifestyle changes and others will make you feel a lot less guilty about your self-proclaimed coffee addiction.   1. Frequent sauna bathing The Finnish have a brain health secret worth sharing: frequent sauna bathing. Hot off the science press, a 2016 study published in the Oxford academic journal Age and Ageing found a positive correlation between sauna bathing and a reduced risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s. If ever there was an excuse for taking some extra "me time," this is it. Just one sauna visit per week showed a positive reduction in Alzheimer’s risk with an optimal four to seven sessions per week reducing participants risk by 65 percent. Understanding why saunas are able to reduce your Alzheimer’s risk is a work in progress—in the meantime it is known frequent sauna bathing is a great protector of your most precious memories. RELATED: How Alzheimer's disease affects memory
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