The human brain, sometimes called the "3-pound universe within," is one of your most vital organs. It plays a role in every action and every thought, and just like the rest of your body, it needs to be looked after. By making healthy lifestyle choices now, you may be able to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and improve your brain's ability to sustain long-term health.
This section provides practical action steps, based on current research, which you can take to improve your brain health. Will it prevent Alzheimer's disease? There are no guarantees, but healthy lifestyle choices will help keep your brain as healthy as possible as you age. And since a healthier brain can withstand illness better, it's important to take action on the things you can control -- lifestyle choices.
Take action for a healthier brain. Learn what you can do to maintain or improve your brain health (pdf).
Heads up for healthier living brochure for people with Alzheimer's disease and their families (pdf).
Last Updated: 03/04/13