Issue 9.13.22 | Menopause & Alzheimer’s: Can Lifestyle Make a Difference?

A common discussion among midlife women is cognition and their risk of Alzheimer’s disease. To provide insight into this topic, this article provides information from The XX Brain, a book written by Lisa Mosconi, PhD, who runs the Women’s Brain Initiative at Weill Cornell Medical College in NYC. The book offers actionable steps women can take with regard to food choices and exercise which may help prevent cognitive decline.

Try This! to Slow Cognitive Decline

brussel sprouts

Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about vegetables, there’s one more layer to peel back! A 20-year study of more than 13,000 women found that those who eat the most veggies, including cruciferous options (think broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts) and leafy greens (think spinach, kale, collards, lettuce), had a slower cognitive decline than women consuming the least amount.

Try This! | Tip From Ted Lasso

Whether you’re a fan or have never seen the show, you’ve probably heard Ted’s message that the happiest animal in the world is a goldfish because it has a 10-second memory.

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