Many medical experts are discouraging consumers from taking the early-warning test. Dr. Oz disagrees--he believes that anyone over 50 with a family history of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, should take the test.
I meet all of these criteria, but I have decided not to take the test. Instead, I will follow the everyday health habits that Dr. Oz recommends:
- Eat more salads, fish and fruit.
- Eat less butter, ice cream and red meat.
- Take a brisk 30-minute walk each day.
- Do not smoke and do not go near people who do.
- Drink three to five small cups of coffee a day.
- Drink in moderation--one drink a day for women and two for men.
- Take a DHA supplement.