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12 Strategies to Boost Brain Health (PHOTOS)

07/13/2010 08:14 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

One of three Americans over age 80 develops Alzheimer's disease. Patients and families often ask me what can be done to keep the brain healthy. I have come up with a list of what I consider important in maintaining brain health. While this list is more pertinent to an older group, some parts of it are relevant for younger folk as well. A guiding principle is to remember that what is good for the heart is just as good for the brain.

12 Tips To Boost Brain Health