The human brain plays a role in every action and every thought, and just like the rest of your body, it needs to be looked after.
There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease nor can its progression be reversed. A healthy brain lifestyle however has the potential to decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and may slow the disease progression. Minds in Motion specifically focuses on the benefit of physical activity, mental stimulation and social engagement.
“I feel sharper, more energized. My partner does too… his attention is wandering less than earlier in the program.”
-BC Minds in Motion participant.
Did you know:
- Mental stimulation and staying connected socially helps increase the brain’s networks of connections and maintains brain health throughout life.
- In older adults without Alzheimer’s disease, those who were very physically active were 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those who were inactive.
- The word dementia is a general term that refers to many different diseases. Different types of dementia are caused by different physical changes to the brain. Regardless of the type of dementia, an early diagnosis will mean early access to support, information, and available treatment options.
The most common of this large group of "dementias," Alzheimer’s disease causes deterioration in thinking ability and memory. It also affects behaviour, mood and emotions, and the ability to perform everyday activities.