MAUMEE, April 8, 2022: The Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter will offer an in-person education program in Toledo offering lifestyle tips to help simultaneously keep the brain and body healthy.
The program, Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body, is being offered free to the community and will be held from 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at the J. Frank Troy Senior Center, 545 Indiana Ave. Suite A, in Toledo. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.
The connection between brain health and bodily health has been widely recognized. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help keep the brain and body healthy during aging. This program discusses research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and how to use hands-on tools to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
“Although we already know that there is a connection between the brain’s health and the body’s health, research continues to give us actionable tools to put that knowledge into practice,” said Pam Myers, Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter program director. “With this program, we take that next step to turn that research into everyday habits you can incorporate into your life.”
Studies have shown that exercise and healthy lifestyle interventions could help improve cognitive function and quality of life for people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), a condition characterized by cognitive changes that could increase the risk of developing dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association “2022 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures”. Physical activity, a healthy diet, and staying socially and mentally active have long been listed among modifiable risk factors that could prevent or delay dementia cases.
Those who are concerned about themselves or a loved one can contact the Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter at 419.537.1999 to schedule a care consultation and be connected with local resources that can help. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.