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Health Minute: Alzheimer's Awareness

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You’re listening to WPSU’s Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 5 million Americans live with dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most common type.

Brain health is influenced by lifestyle choices. Here are some steps you can take that may lower your risk for memory and thinking problems as you age:

  • Keep your heart healthy. Exercise regularly and eat a heart-healthy diet. Manage conditions like high blood pressure.
  • Stay socially connected. Spending time with friends and loved ones in-person or by phone or video may reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
  • Keep your mind active. Learn new things and pursue hobbies that engage your brain.

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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU.

Cheraine Stanford is the Content Strategy Director at WPSU, responsible for developing the station's original productions across digital, radio and television.