Brain Health & Disease Prevention

Brain Health & Disease Prevention

June may be Brain Awareness Month but your health is too important to put off.

This weekend I was reading an article about early testing for Alzheimer’s Disease and I learned that the brain is like a grape — if you leave it out to dry, you’ll wind up with a raisin (analogy from the article). I don’t know about you, but even though I like raisins, I don’t want my brain ending up like one. As romantic as the tortured artist image is, I think I’ll do my best work with a fully functional brain, thank you very much.

Image by samarttiw, courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net.
Image by samarttiw, courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

And I have reason to be concerned, too. Alzheimer’s and dementia run in the family, along with a cocktail mix of other mental illnesses. My genetics are a bit like Russian roulette: if each potential illness was a bullet placed in the 6-barrel chamber, and if n is the odds that I don’t end up developing one later in life when the ‘trigger’ is pulled, well, the odds are definitely not in my favor.

So what do I do? Continue reading “Brain Health & Disease Prevention”