OJM Group, a long-time supporter of the Greater Cincinnati Alzheimer’s Association, invites you to help us and the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati, turn the world purple. Worldwide, 47 million people are living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Click here to commit to raising awareness in June.  

Get the FactsBy learning the facts related to Alzheimer’s Disease, you can help change the numbers. Each time you talk about Alzheimer’s disease, you help raise awareness and inspire action.

WHAT CAN YOU DO? 

PROMOTE BRAIN HEALTH
10 Ways to Love Your Brain

  1. BREAK A SWEAT
    Engage in regular cardio activity that elevates your heart rate and increases blood floor to the brain and body. Several studies have found an association between physical activity and reduced risk of cognitive decline.

  2. HIT THE BOOKS
    Formal education at any stage of life will help reduce risk of cognitive decline. For example, take a class at a local college, community center or online.

  3. BUTT OUT
    Evidence shows that smoking increases risk of cognitive decline. Quitting smoking can reduce that risk comparable to those who have not smoked.

  4. FOLLOW YOUR HEART
    Evidence shows that risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke – obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes – negatively impact your cognitive health.  Take care of your heart and your brain might follow.

  5. HEADS UP
    Brain injury can raise your risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Wear a seat belt; use a helmet when playing contact sports or riding a bike and take steps to prevent falls.

  6. FUEL UP RIGHT
    Eat a healthy and balanced diet that is higher in vegetables and fruit to help reduce the risk. A Mediterranean diet may contribute to risk reduction.

  7. CATCH SOME ZZZs
    Not getting enough sleep due to conditions like insomnia or sleep apnea may result in problems with memory and thinking.

  8. TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH:
    Some studies link a history of depression with increased risk. Seek medical treatment if you have symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health concerns. Try to manage stress.

  9. BUDDY UP
    Stay socially engaged and pursue social activities meaningful to you – Volunteer!

  10. STUMP YOURSELF
    Challenge and activate your mind – play games, complete a puzzle, do something artistic! It may have short and long-term benefits for your brain.

 

Alzheimer's Association The Longest Day

JOIN US on June 20, 2016 to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s with a day of activity.  Click here for more information.  

To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association, our free programs and services or Trial Match, visit alz.org/cincinnati or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 today. 

Thank you and help us make each day one to remember!