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Every 67 seconds in America, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. There is currently no cure for the disease and unless one is found, that number will soar to every 33 seconds by the year 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
More research is needed before scientific experts can definitively say that preventive strategies are useful. In her recent Huffington Post article, “5 Ways You Can Help Reduce the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease,” Sunrise Senior Living’s VP of Memory Care & Programming Services, Rita Altman, explains there are five main things that we can all do right now to reduce our risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
As National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month comes to a close this November, let’s not forget the importance of finding a cure, which requires more funding to support continued research. Until a cure is found, taking these proactive measures may help promote healthy brain aging, as well as overall physical well-being.