According to Dr. Robert Bender, medical director of the Johnny Orr Memory Center and Healthy Aging Institute, “Some people will realize they can take steps to keep their brain healthy, just as they now know they can prevent heart disease by taking certain actions.”
He went on to say that there is proof that living a brain-healthy lifestyle works.
Keeping the brain active with “brain” exercises keeps the brain healthy. Examples include anything we do that makes us think harder or if we try to learn new things studying about topics that we now know nothing about.
Dennis Lanane is chairman of Madison County Triad. His column appears the first Sunday of each month. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.