mental exercise

physical activities

stress management

other lifestyle choices

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The Value of Lifestyle Choices for
Your Body and Your Brain

Your health—the health of your body and your brain—depends on many factors. Some are in your control; some aren’t. It’s important to understand both. And it’s especially important to understand and then act on the things you can change.

Being proactive is a vital step on your journey toward successful aging.

You won’t be taking this journey alone. Scientists are increasingly exploring this topic. While we are still waiting for a way to cure, stop or reverse Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, new research is continually emerging about lifestyle choices that may help maintain overall health and reduce risk factors for the development or advance of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

In addition, you should be discussing brain health in general and specific medication and lifestyle modifications with your physician or other healthcare provider.

And, we hope to play a big role as well—by educating you, updating you and giving you the opportunity for input.

Congratulations—visiting our Web site is a great start on your journey toward successful aging.

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