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Tips to Avoid Alzheimer's
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 illness.

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.

Here's 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 time.

To learn more about Jean's book, click here.

By Teresa K. Flatley

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