Saving Your Brain
What are you doing to reduce your risk of cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease?
Take the following quiz to find out!
About 23 percent of American age 65 and older experience cognitive decline (such as difficulty with memory). Cognitive decline is often the first step to dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Today, Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death (in Iowa and the U.S.) and it kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. No medications can prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease; however, you can reduce your risk of cognitive decline, dementia and Alzheimer's disease by up to 70 percent.
Take the quiz above to find how much you are already reducing your risk.
WHEN YOU'RE DONE, LOOK BELOW TO SEE MORE WAYS YOU CAN IMPLEMENT HEALTHY HABITS FOR A HEALTHY BRAIN.
Unlocking Brain Fitness: KEYS to Dementia Prevention
Courses are being scheduled throughtout Iowa.
See www.unlockingbrainfitness.org for more information
Here are the different ways you can start reducing your risk today!
- Eat Well with the MIND Diet
- Get Moving with Physical Activity
- Stay Sharp with Cognitive Engagement
- Be Social with Friends and Family
- Small changes add up! Keep track of your goals with this Goal Log (Example log here)
For more information about cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease see the following:
For Healthcare Providers:
"I had already changed some of my lifestyle due to recommendations from the "Save Your Brain Quiz"! .......Then I mistakenly shared it with my husband! ......He is now insisting that we have berries with every meal, we park in the furthest parking space away from our destination, and we no longer eat supper at 10:00 pm!"
"But all kidding aside, it was definitely a good thing to share because now - through easy changes in diet, physical activity, brain engagement, and social interactions - we are both well on our way to saving our brains and our bodies!"
- P.L., Iowa nurse