I hope you’re having a great summer. It might be half over, but there are still plenty of warm, sunny days left to inspire healthy lifestyle changes.
That thought crossed my mind as I read through some recent studies about Alzheimer’s prevention. While most people aren’t diagnosed with Alzheimer’s until they’re symptoms occur, it turns out that positive lifestyle choices made early on in life can help stall or even prevent the disease.
Stimulating the mind, exercising regularly, eliminating hearing loss and quitting smoking are some measures that two dozen international experts found can alter the risk factors of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Treating anemia is another preventative measure that’s explored in our second report.
So make sure to bring that book to the beach, swim an extra lap on the lake and take a few hours out of your vacation to visit your doctor. You’ll have plenty of more healthy, happy summers to look forward to.
Besides finding you the most helpful stories on Alzheimer’s prevention, we’ve been busy launching our summer fundraising campaign.
When you get a moment, please visit our site and make a donation to our scientists continue their work finding a cure for Alzheimer’s. Every bit helps.
I hope you will find these stories helpful. If you need more information or assistance, please visit our website www.alzinfo.org. And thank you for all of your support.
I wish you all a healthy, happy final half of the summer.
Be safe and all of my best.
President & CEO