For family members of loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's, or for anyone who fears the disease will someday strike them, progress in treating and curing the brain-wasting condition seems painfully slow. But some advances in the knowledge of what may cause the disease have been made.

Recent research, for example, has linked Alzheimer's with poor diet, raising hope that a healthy lifestyle may help people avert the disease.

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A new booklet from the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center and the National Institute on Aging compiles the important takeaways from the latest research to provide some guidance on lowering your odds of getting the disease.

"Preventing Alzheimer's Disease: What Do We Know?" can be downloaded in PDF form at To order a free print copy, call 800-438-4380.