The evidence is mounting: People can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by making key lifestyle changes. That is the conclusion of a new research summary published online June1 in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.
"The research on cognitive decline is still evolving," said Angela Geiger, Chief Strategy Officer, Alzheimer's Association. "But there are actions people can take. Certain healthy behaviors known to combat cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes may also reduce the risk of cognitive decline. These include staying mentally active, engaging in regular physical activity and eating a heart-healthy diet that benefits your body and your brain. There is also some evidence people may benefit from staying socially engaged with friends, family and the community."
With this in mind and in recognition of Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, the Alzheimer's Association offers 10 Ways to Love Your Brain.