Each January, we acknowledge Alzheimer's Awareness Month and while Alzheimer's Awareness Month may stop at the end of January, continuing to use the knowledge that we learned during the month, throughout the year, may help keep our brain strong and healthy.
According to our friends at Alzheimer's Society York Region, here are simple things that we can do everyday to help keep our brain fits and healthy.
- Improves strength
- Improves balance
- Gives you more energy
- It can improve your mood and fight off depression
2. EAT HEALTHY:
Researchers believe that the anti oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of certain foods can help lower the risk of dementia and slow the loss of brain function that can occur with age.
3. PRACTICE MINDFULNESS:
Be mindful takes practice but remember that the goal of mindfulness is to wake up to the inner workings of our mental, emotional and physical processes
People who socialize are less likely to become depressed. Being with others may improve memory and longevity at it reduces stress and isolation.
Studies have shown that reading may prevent or delay the onset of the disease. It doesn’t matter what type of content you read, whether it’s a newspaper, a magazine or a book, just READ and reap the brain benefits!
We know that Alzheimer's Disease is irreversible but lifestyle choices may help make a difference. Challenging your brain everyday may take some practice but in the long run, your brain will thank you!