Posted: Jun 11, 2010 12:14 PM by Carina Corral
Being healthy, active and social is the best way to manage and prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a U.C. Santa Barbara professor.
Kenneth Kosik, who is also a neuroscientist and physician, co-authored a new book on the topic called "The Alzheimer's Solution, How Today's Care is Failing Millions and How We Can Do Better."
The book states the best way to cope with the disease is to try to treat it before it starts by exercising, eating a Mediterranean diet, reducing stress, keeping your brain active and maintaining a social life.
Kosik also created a one-stop center in Santa Barbara called "Cognitive Fitness and Innovative Therapies," or CFIT, that provides all the services known to decrease risk.
He said it is the first full-service, community-based "cognitive shop" in the nation.