September 26, 2022

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World Alzheimer's Day Wednesday, September 21, all about food, exercise and curiosity

World Alzheimer’s Day Wednesday, September 21, all about food, exercise and curiosity

It’s no news that you will age happier with a healthy lifestyle. The fact that a healthy lifestyle has a huge impact on whether and how you will develop dementia is something that many people do. From his research Maastricht University It has been found that in 40% of cases the risk of developing dementia can be reduced by a healthy lifestyle for people aged 40 to 70 years. But what is a healthy lifestyle? On World Alzheimer’s Day, we at Hoeksche Waard pay attention to the three pillars of this: Eat healthy, do enough exercise, and stay curious.

Eat healthy

Healthy eating does not mean the same for everyone, and for some people it is difficult to change their diet. We will pay attention to this on World Alzheimer’s Day by talking to each other at Buurthuis Mekaer in Strijen about what healthy food means, how you can make healthy choices with small changes, and what choices that can be. Knowing more about healthy eating will make it easier for many people, including young adults, to eat healthy food. On Wednesday, September 21, specialists from GGD-zhz will attend for information and discussion. Pupils of Focus Professional Academy bake a special healthy muffin for the day for Makare’s visitors.

move enough

Half an hour of vigorous exercise a day is enough to keep your brain healthy. Hoeksche Waard is beautifully landscaped with many cycling and walking paths that make it easy. There are also many walking and cycling groups that people can join. Hoeksche Warard . care We would be pleased to provide you with more information on this topic. Especially on the occasion of World Alzheimer’s Day Living rooms in the area And the Hoeksche living rooms Walking paths are marked in different centers which keep people moving in an accessible way, with a cup of coffee afterwards. Because it’s often easier together than alone.

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stay curious

Brains keep fit if they are regularly challenged. Doing puzzles, playing an instrument, reading the newspaper, these are all ways to keep the brain moving. It also helps to attend a play and visit a museum or concert. Monika VvariazZ, Houman and Connie Toet, former Active College artists, open their studio on World Alzheimer’s Day. In addition, Welzijn Hoeksche Waard, HW Library and Odensehuis HW offer digital shows to keep you curious and moving and thus keep your brain active.

If you want to learn more or join the program, see www.welzijnhoekschewaard.nl/activitiesor contact one of the participating parties.

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