It isn’t falling, which I DO fear, for the mobility-ending injuries falls can cause. I’m committed to my exercise regimens in large part because I think they help keep me balanced, and on my feet.
- Myth: Some memory loss is normal.
- Myth: Exercise, diet, and mental activities prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
- Myth: Only old people get Alzheimer’s.
- Myth: Alzheimer’s is all about genetics.
- Myth: Depression causes Alzheimer’s disease.
- Myth: Dementia is the same as Alzheimer’s disease.
- Myth: Dietary supplements protect the brain.
The reality of these myths isn’t very uplifting, is it? If Alzheimer’s is going to happen, there isn’t much we can do about it. Still, I’ll keep eating thoughtfully (I feel better when I do); I’ll keep exercising regularly (I feel better when I do); I’ll spend as much time with family and friends as I can (I feel better when I do); and I’ll try to keep my brain engaged with games, reading, and good conversations (I feel better when I do).