Get a higher education. Study after study shows that the more years of formal education you have, the better your brain can withstand the onslaught of Alzheimer’s. If you can go to university and beyond, do it, because the experience is apt to enrich your life occupationally, socially, emotionally and intellectually. Preventing Alzheimer’s is an unexpected bonus. Consider taking adult education courses, continue to learn on the job and engage in leisure-time intellectual activities.