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Maintain your brain

Exercise isn't just about moving your body. It's also about maintaining your brain.

When people think about staying fit, they generally think from the neck down. But the health of your brain plays a critical role in almost everything you do: thinking, feeling, remembering, working, and playing - even sleeping.

The good news is that we now know there's a lot you can do to help keep your brain healthier as you age. These steps might also reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.

  • Stay physically active
  • Adopt a brain-healthy diet
  • Remain socially active
  • Stay mentally active

The Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern New York offers various programs on how you can stay mentally "fit." The association offers Maintain Your Brain® - A one-hour, interactive discussion about brain-healthy behaviors and how to manage some of the risk factors associated with Alzheimer's disease.  For further information about this program, you can call 518-867-4999.