From the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org)
This Brain Tour examines the key functions of the brain then the slide sequence moves into how the brain is affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
(Note: Alzheimer’s disease is one of the pathways to dementia.)
Approximately 30% of our entire energy input being used by our brain.
Regular physical activity directly benefits brain health. these are the results already known: reducing your weight, improving your sleep patterns, managing your cholesterol and blood pressure and improving your mental health.
Smoking significantly impacts vascular function and is toxic to the brain. As a result, smoking represents one of the major risk factors for dementia, and has been associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.
Ageing is a key factor, too and lifestyle changes have been shown to be effective in the prevention of the disease.
Read the full world report from the Alzheimer’s Association.