Brain Health as You Age

Newspapers, magazines, the internet, and TV seem to be full of stories about ways to stay healthy, eat right, and keep fit.  Many people are concerned about staying healthy as they get older.

Along with keeping their bodies healthy, they want to keep their minds sharp too.  They also want to avoid brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease that occur more often in older people than younger people.

The latest research on reducing your risk of Alzheimer’s disease seems to boil down to one basic theme:

What’s good for your heart is good for your brain!  Many experts believe that controlling cardiovascular risk factors (body weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar) may be the most cost-effective and helpful approach to protecting brain health.

There are many healthy lifestyle choices you can make to maintain a healthy body and brain as you age.