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.
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Unlocking Brain Fitness: KEYS to Dementia Prevention
Courses are being scheduled throughtout Iowa.
See www.unlockingbrainfitness.org for more information
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Mondays January 9th -March 13th
306 E. Scenic Valley Ave
Indianola, IA 50125
Mondays January 16th - March 20th
210 N. Warrior Lane
Waukee, IA 50263
$200 YMCA Members
$250 for Non-Members.
Trained facilitators guide you through the program, with the help of dieticians, pharmacists, fitness professionals and others with specialized knowledge in KEY areas. Class sizes are small, which means you get personal attention and will complete the course with a customized plan for better brain health.
To Register: Keys@dmymca.org
For More information, contact Candice Honnold, Candice.firstname.lastname@example.org
Story County Public Health/Mary Greely Medical Center
City Church of Ames
Offered by Story County Public Health
Tuesdays, January 3 – March 7
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
To Register: https://www.mgmc.org/healthy-living/calendar/event-search-results-detail/?eventId=34029515-d977-ed11-a85a-000d3a611c21
For more information, contact Story County Public Health at 515-233-7510
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