Two of the scariest words in the English language are Alzheimer's Disease. We
have all been exposed to it in some way, and most of us fear that we may come
down with it as we get older.
But the good news is that there is a ton
of research being done to find a cure for this disease. Keeping up with all of
the research is difficult, so I turned to a new book written by Jean Carper.
Jean discovered that she has the major susceptibility gene for Alzheimer's and
that set her on the path of finding out what she could do to escape the
Her book, 100 Simple Things You Can do to Prevent
Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss
, is a gold mine of information on
steps we can all take to help ourselves. Such simple things as walking, walking
and more walking; constantly learning something new; eating right; watching your
weight; eating berries; socializing; drinking red wine and so on.
a tip: I read the book and then made copies of the table of contents listing
each chapter. That way I can look at the chapter title and refresh my mind about
what Jean says. And I can do that because I know I have to walk, and eat better
and on and on and on.
We should be taking good care of ourselves and our
brains. There are a lot of people counting on us being around for a long
To learn more about Jean's book, click here.
By Teresa K. Flatley