Brain Health For Optimal Aging
Do you experience?
Are these changes forever?
Increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease
Decreased cognitive function
Don’t let fear hold you back:
Time to retrain your brain
Learn and live a brain healthy lifestyle
Reduce your risk for dementia
Learn tools and strategies to improve your memory skills
Increase your cognitive skills
Discover your life purpose
We are all capable of reclaiming and retraining our brain and build cognitive reserve to protect our brain.
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It is never too early or too late to reclaim your brain!
We are at the end of the very first month of 2023! Just like that, the year is already speeding by. I understand the need to plan what is going to be in store for you over this next year, but I want to just mention that we need to stay focused on the present because it goes by so quickly! Have an overarching plan but don’t become obsessed with it. Making progress and obsession are two very different things. Enjoy each day of your life – right now.
There are a couple of interesting stories that have popped up on totally different platforms and I found that interesting in itself. Medscape is a trusted medical newsletter that I have subscribed to for a few years. The information is geared toward medical professionals and many times it is over my head! But lately, they have been publishing more information on brain aging and brain health. The article that caught my eye was “Six Healthy Lifestyle Habits Linked to Slowed Memory Decline”. I read through it and the attention to the statistics of the studies they reviewed was what I would expect from Medscape. Seeing the robust studies that are now in progress warms my soul. The results are exactly what I have been talking and writing about since 2014. Hurray – validation!! Lifestyle is a modifiable factor when it comes to the risks associated with developing dementia. You will see these specific topics presented over the next few blogs because this really is critical to a healthy brain as we age. This article looked at the research on Physical Exercise, Smoking, Alcohol Consumption, Diet, Cognitive Activity, and Social Contact. Look for more information on these topics over the next few months.
The other article came from NPR: “FDA approves Alzheimer’s drug that appears to modestly slow disease”. This is the second drug that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The First drug was Aduhelm and it flopped after receiving approval in 2021. This new drug is Leqembi and it is for those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. There are still questions about side effects, effectiveness, and the price of $26,500 per year. Leqembi works by removing amyloid from the brain. Sticky amyloid plaques are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s, though many previous drugs that targeted amyloid failed to slow down patients’ loss of mental abilities. There are many questions to be answered as to the effectiveness of this new drug. It will be interesting to see if research continues on this path.
Big news from the Virtual Brain Health Center! From March 13 – March 19, the Virtual Brain Health Center will be offering free classes as part of Brain Awareness Week. This is a big opportunity to experience the wide range of classes that VBHC offers every week throughout the year. Even though it is free, registration is necessary. Go to www.virtualbrainhealthctr.com to see the menu of classes that will be offered and to register for as many or as few classes as you want.
Take good care of yourselves.
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