This workshop looks at the changes we can make in our lives in order to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
There are some risk factors beyond our control such as age, but many of the risk factors are associated with lifestyle choices such as: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stress, smoking, lack of physical exercise, and lack of mental/intellectual challenge. When we make changes in these areas we can dramatically reduce our risk and improve or at least maintain the health of our brains.
George Torys is a Public Education Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. In this position he works with both the general public and healthcare professionals, providing education workshops on various topics relating to Alzheimer’s disease and caring for those with dementia.