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Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common cause of Dementia in older adults. Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. It is irreversible and can eventually impede the ability to carry out simple tasks such as cooking or driving a car. As many as 5.5 million Americans age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s, so it is important to maintain your cognitive health (NIH, 2020). 

Steps to maintaining cognitive health:

–          Exercise regularly

–          Incorporate a diet full of fruits and vegetables

–          Spend time with loved ones

–          Keep an active mind by reading, learning a new skill, or doing puzzles

–          Control chronic health issues such as diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol levels

–          Maintain a healthy body weight

–          Stop smoking

–          Avoid excessive alcohol use

–          Get plenty of sleep

–          Reach out for help if you’re experiencing symptoms of depression

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