June 14, 2017


We have a lot to celebrate this week.

Today commemorates the adoption of the 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 these new 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 two studies that link the consumption of soda to early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and poor brain health. If you happen to be at a Flag Day parade, picnic or barbecue this week, make sure to wash down those burgers and hotdogs with a healthy alternative. Your brain will salute you.

The second features a study that shows how diverse mental activity and intellectual challenges can lower the risk of cognitive problems in people as they age. This Father’s Day, you might want to get dad a board game, art supplies or a new computer. They could be the gifts that keep giving.

I hope you will find these stories helpful. If you need more information, please visit our website 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.

Kent Karosen
President & CEO