Monday, September 21, 2015

World Alzheimer's Day says, 'Mental decline as you age appears to be largely due to altered connections among brain cells. But research has found that keeping the brain active seems to increase its vitality and may build its reserves of brain cells and connections. You could even generate new brain cells.

You don’t have to turn your life upside down, or make extreme changes to achieve many of these benefits. Start with something small, like a daily walk. After a while, add another small change.'

The library has lots to offer to keep your brain healthy! Caregivers for those with Alzheimer's or dementia can benefit from these activities, too.

Stay physically active - take a yoga class
Adopt a brain healthy diet - find cookbooks
Remain socially active - join a book club or volunteer
Keep mentally active - read (audio books) or take a computer class