The human brain, sometimes called the “3-pound universe within,” is one of your most vital organs. It plays a role in every action and every thought, and just like the rest of your body, it needs to be looked after. By making healthy lifestyle choices now, you may be able to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and improve your brain’s ability to sustain long-term health.

Download the Head’s Up for Healthier Brains brochure:

What can I do to keep my brain healthy?

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Reduce Your Risk

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There are no guarantees, but healthy lifestyle choices will help keep your brain as healthy as possible as you age.

Challenge Yourself

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Evidence suggests that mental stimulation enhances brain activity and may help maintain brain health throughout life,

Be Socially Active

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Staying active and involved with life sends healthy messages to your brain and body. Take action to be socially active.

Make Healthy Food Choices

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Healthy food choices not only improve your general health, they are also beneficial to brain health.

Be Physically Active

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Even moderate physical activity promotes the circulation of blood to the brain, which nourishes the cells with nutrients and oxygen.

Reduce Stress

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Since you cannot always remove stress from your life, how you deal with stress becomes very important to your long-term health.

Protect Your Head

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It is important to protect your head, no matter your age, for lifelong brain health and to reduce your risk of developing dementia.

Choose Wisely

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Our ability to retain life-long brain health is very much influenced by the choices we make in our daily lives.

Minds in Motion®

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This program combines physical activity, socialization and mental stimulation for people living with early to mid-stage dementia.