Now that summer has ended and fall is here you should know that a new season marks more than a change in climate. It is a time for engaging in new activities and forming positive routines that will help us live better, healthier lives in the coming months.
For those of us with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease, staying active is more important than ever. However, even if you do not have a history of this disease in your family, brain exercise and physical exercise have been proven to increase longevity.
In our first article we discuss how regular exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life and playing mentally challenging games, can have similar benefits. Furthermore, studies found that older men and women who had memory problems showed improvements in various complex thinking and memory skills when they combined exercises with mentally stimulating games.
In our second article, we discuss how exercising for as little as two hours a week can lead to improved thinking skills in older men and women, including those who already have dementia.
So although, the weather is cooling down, don’t let that stop your exercise regimen.
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.
Be safe and all of my best,
President & CEO