Food for Thought: Eat Smart for a Healthier Brain

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, a time devoted to increasing awareness about cognitive function and Alzheimer’s disease.

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s is a progressive mental deterioration often occurring in middle or old age due to generalized degeneration of the brain. As of 2018, an estimated 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. This number includes approximately 5.5 million people age 65 and older, and about 200,000 citizens under 65 with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.

If your family has a long history of this dreadful disease, modifying your diet is one of the things you can do to reduce your …read more