Archive for March, 2017

Brain Health!

Brain Health – it’s up to you!

Alzheimer’s disease is an international challenge! Scientists throughout the world are working at an accelerated pace, focused on identifying the causes and testing different treatment options.

Alzheimer’s disease was first identified in 1906 (over 110 years ago), actually discovered by Dr. Alois Alzheimer. Since then the science community has created microscopes, imaging devices and other tools to identify the pathology of the disease. They are still trying to definitively answer the questions – when does it begin, where does it begin, how does it begin, how does it spread throughout the brain, who is susceptible? We have answered parts of these questions – but we still need much more information. Many clinical trials are underway focused on obtaining answers.

And as scientists continue to work on these challenges, what should you do in the mean time? First, take care of your overall health. That seems like a simple answer, but for some individuals it can be challenging. If we remember a few general things like; “what’s good for the heart is good for the brain” and add “continue learning”, “stay engaged socially”, and “minimize stress” – we are doing the right things for overall better brain health. It is never too late to adopt good brain health habits!

It’s up to you!