Brain Health

Make your brain a priority! Research suggests that boosting your brain health can reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Studies also indicate that what’s good for the heart is good for the brain – so show your brain some love by implementing the advice from each section below!

Check out Road Map to Prevention for an informative brain health overview.

Consulte Guía para la Prevención para obtener una descripción general informativa de la salud del cerebro.

For Spanish version of Boost Your Brain, click here.

Are you interested in learning about prevention-related research studies? Watch the AHEAD Study video below.

Road Map to Prevention

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Road Map to Prevention

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Watch for tips on keeping your brain healthy as you age.

DIET

Eat healthy! Research shows that a Mediterranean-style diet, rich in fish, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, olives, and nuts helps maintain brain health and may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

EXERCISE

Get moving! Aerobic exercise (cardio) raises your heart rate and increases blood flow to the brain.

SLEEP

Prioritize sleep! Studies show the changes that occur in our brains while we sleep affect our cognitive fitness and capacity for new learning.

SOCIAL & MENTAL ACTIVITY

Stay socially connected! Having strong social ties and challenging your mental skills can lower your risk of dementia.

CAREGIVER RESOURCES

Caregiving is mentally and physically demanding. If you are caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, it’s important to connect with resources for preventing burnout and/or health problems.

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