The summer has finally arrived and we have a lot to celebrate this week.
Tomorrow commemorates the adoption of our country’s flag on June 14, 1777, while Sunday is set aside to honor our fathers and father figures and all they have given us.
The two holidays don’t seem to have much in common. But, as you’ll see from our expert-reviewed articles on Alzheimer’s, each can serve as an opportunity to change old habits and form new ones that can lead to healthier and happier lives.
Our first article focuses on how individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease are at increased risk of falls. Older Americans are more prone to falls and those who are living with Alzheimer’s have an even greater risk. This Flag Day take a moment to reflect about your care habits for your older loved ones, especially those who have fought to protect the flag we all hold dear to our heart.
The second feature discusses how studies have shown that older women and men who eat a healthy diet tend to have larger brains, which may protect against dementia. This Father’s Day start a healthy habit by making your dad a healthy meal to help fight off dementia.
I hope you will find these stories helpful. As always, if you would like to learn more about the above-mentioned studies, please read the below articles and for more information about Alzheimer’s; please visit our website at www.alzinfo.org.
I wish you all a healthy and happy Flag Day and a wonderful Father’s Day.
Be safe and all of my best,
President & CEO