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Esther Heerema, MSW

New Year's Resolutions: Doing What You Can to Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer's

By December 30, 2012

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Historically, I'm not a big fan of New Year's resolutions. How long do they last, anyway?

However, as the calendar flips over to another year, I'm thinking about the fact that on average, someone develops Alzheimer's disease every 7 seconds. Over the course of a day, a month, and then a year, that's a lot of people. And, likely someone you and I know.

While there's no cure and no sure-fire way to prevent Alzheimer's yet, there are ways to reduce the risk.  They include:

Perhaps as we enter the new year, you and I might both consider adding one of these strategies to our resolution list.  After all, what have we got to lose?

Have a safe and joy-filled new year!

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