“Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.” — Kevin Arnold
What if you could do some things to help avoid getting dementia or Alzheimer’s?
Dementia means “deprived of mind,” and Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia.
Dementia is Devastating
If you know the impact that dementia and Alzheimer’s has on somebody’s life, as well as their family, you know it’s a terrible thing.
If you’ve seen the movie, The Notebook, you have an idea of what it’s all about.
Cut Your Alzheimer’s Risk by 60%
On a good note, you can dramatically reduce your risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Dr. John Medina, author of the book Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School, says you reduce your risk by adding exercise to your life.
Adding 20 minutes of aerobic exercise twice a week, cuts your risk of Alzheimer’s by 60% and it cuts your general dementia risk by 50%. For a quick visual of the data and results, check out the Chart – Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Elderly Populations.
Thanks to Dr. Medina for making it easy to see how exercise makes you smarter and helps prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s.
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