Protecting Your Brain from Alzheimer’s

Protecting Your Brain from Alzheimer's 

With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's Disease, scientists are working on not only how to treat the disease, but how to prevent it from developing in the first place. While drugs for treatment can take years to develop, Rudi Tanzi, Ph. D., director of the Alzheimer's Genome Project and a leading researcher in the field at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, says that there are things you can do to prevent Alzheimer's. The four categories of prevention that Tanzi identifies are diet, exercise, sleep and stress reduction. Follow this link to a CBS News Morning Rounds Segment to learn more about protecting your brain.