Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
Early recognition of Alzheimer's
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life.
- Challenges in planning or solving problems.
- Difficulty completing regular tasks.
- Confusion about time and place.
- Difficulty with balance, reading, identifying colors, or measuring distance.
- Struggling with vocabulary or keeping up conversations.
- Losing the ability to make good choices (e.g., not taking care of their health, spending unnecessary money).
- Changes in mood and personality.
- Withdrawal from social settings.
Ways to fight against Alzheimer's
- Regular Exercise: increases heart rate and blood flow to the brain, several studies have found an association between physical activity and reduced risk of cognitive decline.
- Quit Smoking: evidence shows that smoking leads to cognitive decline.
- Protect the Head: brain injuries can make you vulnerable to dementia, so wear your seat belt, put on a helmet,and take steps to prevent falls!
- Socialize: staying socially engaged supports overall brain health.
- Eat a Healthy Diet: Although research is limited on diet and cognitive function, eating a healthy diet means your body is ready to fight anything.