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Why Should You Be Concerned About Your Brain Health?

Sharon Lewis and Jane Telly from the US Department of Health & Human Services tell us what we must know in order to enhance our brain health.

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"We want to have a clear and active mind so we can learn new things, communicate with family and friends and just be as independent as possible as we age"

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What's important for people to know is that our brains change all the time and as we age our brains change but there's lots and lots of things that we can do to keep our brains healthy. Staying active, paying attention to things that are socially important to us, including coming out to the ball park are all good for our brain health. - So why should people be concerned about brain health? - It's important because as we age we want to have a clear and active mind so we can learn new things, communicate with family and friends and just be as independent as possible as we age. - And when you get into that and being able to have some consistency I would imagine people want to find ways, some sort of routine and regiment to maintain in order to keep brain health. - So it's the same as keeping your body healthy, it's about being active, eating well, getting good sleep, paying attention, learning new things, staying socially active. We don't know what actually will prevent dementia or Alzheimers but we know that being healthy and keeping your brain healthy can keep you clear and active through your, as you age.