Scientists from the University of Kansas found that living in an area with a safe environment and availability for daily exercise helps to maintain normal brain function for a longer period.
Only the study involved 25 people with the initial form of Alzheimer's disease and 39 people without cognitive impairment. The researchers analyzed the place of residence of the people, the environment and the conditions for walking in place (roads, sidewalks, parks).
A supportive environment was reflected on health of the subjects. In good areas people rarely suffered from arterial hypertension, obesity and memory problems. Difficult terrain with many option for walks and fresh air - worthy prevention of not only Alzheimer's, but also all other pathologies.