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Alzheimer's Foundation of America Lays Out Strategies for Healthy Aging
Date:5/6/2009

New Web Site Focuses on Being Proactive, Reducing Risks for Dementia

NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Look at your calendar from the past week: Have you gone for a brisk walk, eaten dark leafy vegetables or toured a museum with a friend?

With growing evidence that these are the types of lifestyle choices that can pay off now and in the future, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) has introduced a new interactive Web site - www.alzprevention.org - that focuses on being proactive about your mental and physical health. It highlights strategies that help promote healthy aging and may reduce the risk for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

The site also includes tips, research updates, a survey, a bulletin board and guest columns, as well as information about dementia and the importance of early diagnosis of memory problems.

"It's critical to embrace a heart-healthy and brain-healthy regimen at any age," said Eric J. Hall, AFA's president and CEO. "Care begins with taking care of the whole person."

The Web site is the centerpiece of AFA's new initiative about the "power of being proactive," which also includes the establishment of a Prevention Advisory Board composed of leading experts; the release of a special edition of care ADvantage, AFA's quarterly magazine for caregivers, and ongoing distribution of successful aging literature during memory screening events in communities nationwide.

AFA unveiled the Web site as the nation celebrates Older Americans Month in May and as the rising incidence of Alzheimer's disease increasingly poses a public health threat. The number of people with the brain disorder, which results in memory loss and other intellectual decline, doubles every five years beyond age 65. While advancing age and genetics are the greatest known
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