Tip 1: Stay physically active- Exercise significantly improves health in many ways - helping to maintain a healthy weight, keeping cholesterol levels in check and maintaining healthy blood flow to the body and brain.


Tip 2: Manage stress- Research has shown that chronic stress can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Sleep is an important part of regulating stress.


Tip 3: Eat right- Eat healthy with a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, fish and plenty of omega-3 good fats. Limit the amount of dairy foods and red meats. 


Tip 4: Stay mentally active- Brain-stimulating activities such as reading, crossword puzzles, learning a new language help to keep the brain active. 


Tip 5: Stay socially engaged- Friends and family are key factors to happiness and good brain health. Research has shown that regular social activities promote creation of new brain cells and support brain cell repair.