Fourth of July is just around the corner. That means picnics and backyard barbecues. Those afternoon festivities are a great way to involve loved ones with Alzheimer’s in a friendly, social setting. Studies have shown social interaction – including physical and mental activity, along with a healthy diet – helps maintain brain vitality.
In this week’s newsletter, we feature two new reports that show the link between low body mass and increased Alzheimer’s risk and how exercise helps to keep the disease and other types of dementia at bay.
After a healthy lunch, involve your loved one in light activities. Exercise not only boosts cardiovascular health, but also increases blood flow to parts of the brain affected by Alzheimer’s.
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 safe, happy and healthy Fourth of July.
All my best.
President & CEO