October 1, 2014
According to the Alzheimer's Association, Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 say "brain and memory health" rank as their second greatest worry as they age.
That's why the association held a local seminar today at Washoe Medical Center.
The workshop, aptly called "maximizing Your Memory and Maintaining a Healthy Brain", taught people some good tips in keeping your mental state in tip-top shape.
According to the association, a few ways to get yourself a healthier brain include:
--Eating low-fat, low cholesterol foods rich in antioxidants.
--Exercising is also very important, as it keeps the blood flowing to new brain cells.
--And experts say, doing things like reading, writing, and cross-word puzzles keep the mind from wasting away, especially in older age.