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 Facts! By 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
- 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.
- 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.
- BUTT OUT
Evidence shows that smoking increases risk of cognitive decline. Quitting smoking can reduce that risk comparable to those who have not smoked.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- CATCH SOME ZZZs
Not getting enough sleep due to conditions like insomnia or sleep apnea may result in problems with memory and thinking.
- 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.
- BUDDY UP
Stay socially engaged and pursue social activities meaningful to you – Volunteer!
- 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.
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.
Thank you and help us make each day one to remember!