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Maintain your brain

Southfield to host program on how to live a brain-healthy lifestyle on Thursday

November 8, 2011
The Daily Freeman Journal

To help baby boomers and all Americans live a brain-healthy lifestyle and potentially reduce their risk for Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Association and Southfield Wellness Community have partnered to offer a one-hour class on the topic. A new "how-to" brochure, "Ten Ways to Maintain Your Brain," will be introduced and explained. Jodi Ricklefs, of the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Iowa Chapter will present the program from 2 to 3 pm. on Thursday at the Southfield Assisted Living Apartments.

"There are a number of things you can do to help keep your brain healthier as you age," said Ricklefs.

"Increasing evidence shows that healthy lifestyle habits, such as being heart smart, eating a brain-healthy diet, staying physically and mentally active, and staying socially involved contribute to healthier aging and may decrease your risk for Alzheimer's."

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Southfield Wellness Community and the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Iowa Chapter are partnering to host a program, “Maintain Your Brain” from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday at the Southfield Assisted Living Apartments. Jodi Ricklefs, a Alzheimer’s Association Program specialist, is shown presenting a previous program at the care center. She will discuss ways to keep the brain healthier as we age to possibly prolong the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. She will unveil “Ten Ways to Maintain Your Brain.”

Marilyn Middleton, Marketing Coordinator at Southfield stated that the "Maintain your Brain" topic was discussed at a recent Hamilton County SALT Meeting and was so enthusiastically received, Southfield decided to host a more detailed continuation of the popular topic.

Those attending are invited to bring any Alzheimer's questions to ask the specialist from the Alzheimer's Association. There is no cost to attend the meeting and refreshments will be served.

Middleton can be contacted for questions at -832-3881 or



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