Session 7 - Know Your Health Numbers
Many people are unaware of the connection between heart health and brain health, which is why we like to say “what’s good for your heart is good for your brain.”
In this session we’ll reinforce the importance of taking care of your general health. And that includes tracking and knowing your health numbers.
When you have completed this session, you will be able to:
- Describe the importance of taking care of your general health in reducing risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and maintaining quality of life when you have Alzheimer’s disease.
- Discuss why “what is good for your heart is good for your brain!”
- Identify the types of “numbers to know” for heart and brain health.
- Identify tools and resources you can use to “know your numbers” and track changes over time.
Session 7 includes the following parts:
Part 1: Choose a Healthy Lifestyle
Part 2: Brain Health and Heart Health
Part 3: Blood Pressure
Part 4: Blood Cholesterol
Part 5: Healthy Weight
Part 6: My Personal Action Plan
Work through the various parts of the session at your leisure. Move from one part to another at your own pace and in the order that makes sense to you, based on your own needs and interests.
Take time to visit the Discussion Forums, where you can post, in a common area, messages to all other community members. It’s a place for you to interact with others and to discuss the topics and ideas introduced throughout this session.
At any time, you may scroll to the Search bar at the top of the page and type a specific question or topic.
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