Research indicates you can reduce your risk cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer’s, by adopting key lifestyle habits and keeping your brain active.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association “Mental decline as you age appears to be largely due to altered connections among brain cells. But research has found that keeping the brain active seems to increase its vitality and may build its reserves of brain cells and connections. You could even generate new brain cells.”
Activities that keep your brain sharp including everything from crossword puzzles, reading and knitting. Or combine a mental activity with an activity that gets you moving, such as gardening or walking with a friend, for a double dose of health benefits.
See the infographic below for more ways to incorporate healthy habits to reduce your risk of cognitive decline. It’s never to late to start!
The Memory Center communities in Richmond and Virginia Beach keep our residents active with programming that includes music, art, crafts, dancing, playing games, daily ice cream socials and much more. Staying active and engaged is the best way to battle boredom, agitation and find purpose in each day.
If you are in the Richmond area, please join us on July 20th, 2016 for a special event to discuss in depth. Learn from Tina Thomas, MSHP, BS, CDP, CADDCT and Director of Programs and Services for Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Richmond.
Read more about The Memory Centers and what a typical day looks like in our communities.