Hi everyone, I've been working around Alzheimer's disease for many years now and thought I might be able to help a bit. Alzheimer's disease can only be properly diagnosed (during life) by undergoing an extensive number of tests ~ it's a process of elimination really. It does appear to be true that what is good for your heart (eating well, exercising, staying hydrated etc.) can also be good for your mind ~ so adopting a healthy lifestyle may be your best defense at this point. You'll definetly want to try puzzles and memory joggers to try to keep your brain working quickly.
The good news is that many people with a family history of Alzheimer's/Dementia never develop in to Alzheimer's themselves. There are unfortunately others who will be diagnosed with it. If you want to find the latest information available on Alzheimer's disease and the warning signs, steps to getting a diagnosis and the latest research findings... I would suggest that you vist the website for the Alzheimer's Association ~ their site is www.alz.org
. They offer a free service of a 24hr per day 7 days a week toll-free helpline ~ someone will gladly answer any questions that you may have. I think the # is 800-292-3900? Take care and best wishes.