Pool covers are being taken off, grills are getting cleaned and patio furniture is seeing the light of day again. We all love the first signs of summer.
The good news is that activities people do in the summer help to decrease Alzheimer’s risk as well. When people either jog, swim, garden or dance, parts of the brain that are critical for memory and thinking remain stronger than sedentary people.
In a recent study published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers found that brain volumes increased if people became more active over five years . Given the findings, it has been suggested that doctors put people at risk for Alzheimer’s on exercise regimens.
Have a happy Memorial Day weekend and remember to stay active!
Your ALZinfo Team