ALZHEIMERS IS NOT GENETIC–IT IS ENVIRONMENTAL. The problem is that there may be a genetic link, which means that the children of those with AD or Parkinson’s need to be educated on how to protect their brain. And it’s not being done by neurologists at this point. That means we are probably a generation or two away from lowering the tide of incidence. We know that being prediabetic drastically increases your risk (to the point where AD and PD are being considered “type 3 diabetes) as does inflammation.
Basically, anything that is going to prevent your brain from generating the energy it needs (ATP from the mitochondria) is going to increase your risk, and anything that protects the mitochondria is going to lower your risk.