Joanne Tandoc, Community Caregiver Wellness Coordinator
January is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month. It is a disease that we all dread to have as it brings about tremendous losses in a person’s life and in their loved ones’ too. It is partly brought about by genetics, but more recent research suggests that lifestyle has a big role to play in the emergence of its symptoms. We also now know that because of our innate brain characteristics, that brain scientists are continually learning about, our brain cells can grow, develop and change throughout life.
So, what can we do to lower our risk for dementia or delay its onset?