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It’s a universal human desire – we want to live as long as we have good quality of life. When our time draws near, we want to be consulted so we can die as we wish and not be a burden to our families.
Degenerative brain disease is the sixth leading cause of death in America, and the only one of the top 10 causes that can’t be prevented or cured. But all is not lost. Numerous studies show that by adopting certain lifestyle habits we can significantly reduce our risk of developing dementia.Reader’s Digest teamed with the Alzheimer’s Association to survey 1,600 people about their brain health and knowledge of how lifestyle habits affect cognitive decline and dementia.
Humans are hardwired to love stories; some of our favorites come from our grandparents. If you’ve ever wished your grandparents had written down their life stories, start writing yours. And if your parents are still around, help them write theirs. It may sound daunting – putting a whole lifetime on paper – but a fresh new crop of books make it easy and fun.
Lisa Marsh Ryerson is president of AARP Foundation, the charitable affiliate of AARP. A bold, disciplined and collaborative leader, she sets the Foundation’s strategic direction and steers its efforts to realize an audacious vision: a country free of poverty, where no older person feels vulnerable. Since she took the helm, AARP Foundation has developed pioneering initiatives, explored new avenues for collaboration, and secured unprecedented funding to support programs that truly change lives.
Millie Abrams has worked in the senior living and telecommunications industries for over 20 years. Millie joined Brookdale Senior Living Corporate in March of 2015 and works closely with Brookdale’s business development, marketing, cross-functional teams, executive leadership and strategic partners to build strategies that optimize program experiences.