Brain Health Facts

Valerie PatmintraBrain Health

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Changes with your brain health happen slowly over time and aren’t always easy to detect. Changes in your ability to process, learn, or remember can be caused by stress, depression, loneliness, financial problems, or other difficulties.

It’s never too early or late to start protecting your brain health. Increasing evidence shows that taking steps any age can help minimize the effects of cognitive aging and help you age successfully.

What can you do to maintain your brain health and age successfully?

  • Stay physically active.
  • Manage your blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol levels to reduce and manage your risk for cardiovascular disease.
  • Talk with your family members about any noticeable changes in your cognitive abilities or memory. Ask your family to tell you about any changes they may have noticed.
  • Talk with your doctor about your health conditions and the medications and supplements you take that may impact your cognitive health.
  • Stay socially and intellectually engaged.
  • Get the recommended amount of sleep.

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