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In 2024 Take Charge of your Brain Health



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The start of a new year is the perfect time to take charge of your brain health by incorporating habits which can lower the risk of developing cognitive decline and possibly dementia. Follow these tips—and more—to benefit your brain and body. It's never too late or too early to start! 

  • Protect your brain Help prevent injury to your head by wearing seat belts while driving and helmets when playing contact sports or riding a bike. 

  • Get moving Engage in regular physical activity that raises your heart rate and increases blood flow to the brain.

  • Challenge your mind Put your brain to work and do something that is new to you. 

  • Control your blood pressure Medication can help lower high blood pressure and healthy habits like eating right and physical activity can help, too. 

  • Sleep well Good quality sleep is important to brain health. Stay off screens before bed, minimize disruptions and, if you have sleep-related problems, talk to a doctor. 

  • Eat right Eat a healthy diet that is less processed and lower in fat, along with the addition of more vegetables and lean proteins. 

  • Maintain a healthy weight A healthy weight is important for health and brain health. Eating right, physical activity and good sleep can help. 

Check out this month’s offerings, including Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body. In addition to in-person and virtual programs, remember our on-demand option for continuing your education. 


10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s 

In partnership with Cherry Hill Library 

1100 Kings Highway North | Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Monday, January 8 | 7 to 8 p.m. Register 

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior 

In partnership with TriCounty Active Adult Center

288 Moser Road | #1 | Pottstown, PA 19464

Friday, January 12 | 10 to 11 a.m. Register

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body 

In partnership with Ambler YMCA

1325 McKean Road | Ambler, PA 19002

Wednesday, January 17 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register 

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

In partnership with Absalom Jones Senior Center

310 Kiamens Road | Wilmington, DE 19804

Thursday, January 18 | 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register 

Effective Communication Strategies 

In partnership with South Coastal Library

43 Kent Avenue | Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Thursday, January 18 | 2 to 3 p.m. Register 

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

In partnership with Collingswood Community Center

30 W. Collings Avenue | Collingswood, NJ 08108 

Thursday, January 18 | 7 to 8 p.m. Register 

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s 

In partnership with Royersford Free Public Library

200 S. 4th Street | Royersford, PA 19468

Thursday, January 25 | 7 to 8 p.m. Register 

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

In partnership with Chester Senior Center

721 Hayes Street | Chester, PA 19013

Tuesday, January 30 | 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Register

Save the date...Wednesday, January 31 for our next ALZ Talks webinar: 10 Healthy Habits for Your Brain. Details to come! 

Registration is required for all programs. Click a “register” link, visit or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 to ensure your spot today. Then, share with a friend. For information about other Alzheimer’s Association programs and services, visit