Those of us who have friends and loved ones with dementia ask the question often. Every misplaced item or forgotten appointment brings the nagging question to the forefront of our minds. As the incidence of dementia grows, it is prudent to know the signs, but equally important to know the steps you can take to increase the odds of maintaining your brain health. It is not surprising that perhaps the best preventive actions we can take to keep our brains healthy involve those two health habit factors that we hear about so often: diet and exercise. Recent research shows that there is a connection between heart health and brain health. The Heart/Head connection tells us that if the heart isn’t pumping like it should, our brain suffers as well. Learn more about risk factors and steps you can take to maintain your brain at http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_causes_risk_factors.asp.
Submitted by Janelle Johnson, Memory Care Specialist