Keeping Your Brain Healthy For Brain Awareness Month

Keeping Your Brain Healthy For Brain Awareness Month
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Brain health matters because it helps to keep us sharp and stave off some of the effects of dementia. There are lots of great things you can do to keep your brain healthy and there has never been a better time to start than now!

Donna’s 5 Tips For Keeping Your Brain Strong

If you have been following anything on brain health you know that the top tips usually are

5. Eat Healthy

4. Exercise

3. Get Plenty of Sleep

2. Socialize With Other People

But let's talk about engaging activities that stimulate your brain as that is essential to a strong brain!

  1. The Top Tip Is Learn New Skills - There are many great ways to accomplish this.

You can:

  • learn new recipes
  • travel to new places
  • learn a language
  • play a new game
  • read a book
  • draw or paint
  • listen to new music
  • play a musical instrument

Everytime you learn something new you build new connections between your brain cells and the more stimulated your brain is, the more active it becomes.

Learn More About Brain Health And The Signs Of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Facts and Figures Infographic from the Alzheimer's Association
Facts and Figures Infographic from the Alzheimer's Association

There are many to improve one's brain health.

  • Did you know that keeping your blood pressure in check and making sure it is in the normal range can minimize your risk of Dementia?
  • Did you know that it is important to get a good night's sleep so that your brain can do it's nightly cleaning around your neurons to minimize the chance of plaque forming?
  • The saying ‘Use it or Lose it’ also refers to your brain. By being a lifelong learner you ensure that your brain stays active and therefore healthier.
  • Challenging your brain. They say learn a new language, take up a board game like chess or get back to playing the violin. All these activities challenge your brain and help keep it healthy.
  • ‘We are what we eat’. Ensure you eat the rainbow so you ensure lots of vitamins and minerals. Optimal Brain Class will help you learn the top 10 foods for optimal brain health!

Optimal Brain Class

Don’t let brain health catch you off guard, start learning about it today. Join the Alzheimer’s Associations’ educational representative Bill Brees as he shares more about how to manage, deal with, and reduce your risk for dementia and Alzheirmer’s.


Guest Speaker: Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia with Bill Brees

Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available to address some symptoms, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Are Brain Games On The Computer Healthy For My Brain?

Computer brain games are good for your brain, but shouldn't be the only games you do. Also consider physical games in puzzle workbooks or doing sudoku. When you are physically doing something like writing and engaging in solving a puzzle this helps to increase brain engagement. If you want to go the extra mile, consider 3D puzzles you solve and hold in your hands to get more brain engagement.


What’s the Best Brain Activity?

According to Donna the best brain activity is learning to play the piano (or keyboards or organ). It has the highest left and right brain engagement of any other instruments or activities. So why not see if you are the next Mozart?

Or try one of the other great brain health activities in our mental health matters series. Choose from classes focused on fostering mental engagement and health through better sleep, piece of mind, and brain games.

Our Minds Matter...Embrace Mental Health!

More than ever, it's important to take care of our minds in the same way we take care of our bodies. These classes are designed to give your mind the attention and care it needs.

Or if you are more the creative type make sure to get engaged with art and music to start to spark a cord. Explore new music and art across the centuries in the series. Perhaps one of those classes will spark your passion for picking up an instrument.


Music and Art Through History

Join us in appreciating the beauty of art and music throughout the centuries.

Finally if you are looking for assistance to help you explore new things and skills and technology is more your interest, consider making your home smarter with a smart device. Learning new technology and interacting with it can be another great way to keep your brain healthy, active, and firing off new neurons. Check out the series:

Make Your Home Smarter

These days, there are plenty of apps and services to make your home and life operate more smoothly. In these classes, you'll learn how to automate your home and life for comfort, safety, and ease.

We are always looking for input from our learners! If you have an idea for a smart home class you'd like to take, funny Alexa stories, ways technology has improved your life, or even questions about smart devices or apps, you can email wade-the-guide@getsetup.io

No matter what method you like to stay active and keep your brain healthy, GetSetUp has something happening for you. Why not check out a class today?

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