Whether you live with Parkinson’s disease (PD) or care about someone who does, there is much you can do in your daily life to boost brain health. From diet and exercise to social connection, research is piecing together the puzzle of how to best care for your brain, how to prevent disease and, if disease does arise, how to best treat it.
Scientists also are learning what it means to be at risk for brain disease, like Parkinson’s. Many people aren’t aware that getting older, having a family member with PD, losing sense of smell and other factors can increase the chance — but not guarantee — you could get Parkinson’s.
Our new resource, Better Brain Health: A Guide to Caring for Your Magnificent Brain at Every Age, explores the concept of being at risk and offers easy-to-follow steps to support your brain health.
We created this guide so that everyone — young or old, living with disease or not — can feel empowered to take steps today to care for their brain. If you find this information helpful, please share with a friend or loved one.
Learn how research aims to understand more about brain health and prevent disease and how you can help at michaeljfox.org/ppmi.