To a large degree YES!
Which is very important, since there really is no cure at this point.
And the academic neurological community is beginning to recognize this. From a new article in the green journal, we find the conclusion:
This implies that preventative strategies for MCI [mild cognitive impairment] may need to begin in midlife and should persist throughout late life
The reality of the situation, however, is that prevention should optimally not begin in midlife- but rather in childhood.
By reading through the items on this site, you will learn many of these strategies and techniques.
Some other interesting tidbits from the article:
- Predictors of MCI [mild cognitive impairment] were APOE e4 allele, current depressive symptoms, midlife onset of hypertension, increasing number of vascular diseases
- The risk of MCI was reduced in those who reported engaging in artistic, craft, and social activities
Neurology. 2015 May 5;84(18):1854-61