We all are aware that age is a primary risk factor, with the risk doubling after the age of 65. Additional risk factors include family history, head injuries and body weight. Speaking of body weight - a nutritious diet with a variety of food from each food group is extremely beneficial.
What is good for your heart is also good for your head:
- Maintain a healthy weight with a good balance of exercise and food.
- Limit foods with high saturated fat and cholesterol.
- Cut down on sugars.
- Limit foods with high sodium and use less salt.
- Stay hydrated (some people may have fluid restrictions due to another medical condition, such as heart failure or liver cirrhosis). (Source: WebMD)