Brain Health

An adult brain contains 100 billion nerve cells and they connect at 100 trillion different points.1 The nerve cells, called neurons, signal to each other to communicate. These signals form feelings, memories, and thoughts.1 Neurons also send signals all over the body to complete all voluntary and involuntary bodily functions. When these cells become damaged, changes in cognitive ability and behaviors start to set in. For a more detailed look inside the brain, try taking a Brain Tour

Just like any other major organ in your body, it’s important to make sure your brain is as healthy as can be. Although researchers still don’t know of a way to definitively prevent Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s important to do everything possible to keep a healthy brain!

You can keep your brain healthy, and reduce your risk of dementia by taking some simple steps:3

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise regularly 
  • Sleep
  • Engage in mentally stimulating activities
  • Engage in social activities2
  • Avoid smoking and heavy drinking
  • Manage other health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.

This Page Last Updated: August 28, 2023 at 3:23 PM