June is a month for all of us to take the time to get involved in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Learn the signs, ways to help, care & advocate for someone suffering from this disease, and how to prevent it.
Every 67 seconds someone new is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. It is a progressive, irreversible brain disorder that destroys memory and thinking skills.
Currently, scientists are developing testing interventions to address the disease itself. There are ways to guard yourself against developing Alzheimer’s. Research shows that a healthy lifestyle supports brain health. Here are the recommendations from the NIH & Alzheimer’s Association.
- Eat a heart-healthy diet that includes lots of fruits, vegetable and whole grains, and limits sugar and saturated fats
- Spend time with family and friends
- Keep your mind active
- Control your blood pressure and cholesterol
- Manage chronic illnesses like type 2 diabetes
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Get plenty of sleep
- “Fall-proof” your home and wear seatbelts to reduce the risk of head injuries
- Don’t smoke
- Limit alcohol consumption
How to get involved: Changing your Facebook page to purple, ordering a coloring book for the children to increase Alzheimer’s awareness, or simply wearing purple, are just a few of the ways for the family to get involved.
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