Articles tagged with: Memory

15November

Don’t Forget… to Exercise your Brain: Know the Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

Don’t Forget… to Exercise your Brain: Know the Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease


November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and November 15th is National Memory Screening Day.

Research suggests lifestyle changes can reduce risk for dementia. A new, theoretical analysis finds that about half of the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease are potentially changeable, and that reducing them could substantially decrease the number of new cases of disease worldwide. Similar to the idea that joint health starts with physical exercise to keep your muscles strong, brain health starts with social and mental exercise to reduce stress, strengthen brain cells and the connections between them, and possibly even create new nerve cells.

Written by Sarah Howell, Posted in Aviv Older Adult Services