I do crossword puzzles, Sudoku and KenKen every morning after reading the newspaper. If I don’t have time to swim or walk the dog for some cardiovascular conditioning, I take the stairs at work or pick up the pace when walking between campus appointments. I work in regular breaks from the computer to stretch, meditate or chat with colleagues. I make an effort to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, omega-3 fats, and whole grains — but I admit that occasionally my sweet tooth gets the best of me. When that happens, I remind myself that moderation is the key — that chocolate does
contain brain healthy antioxidants.
Hear Dr. Small speak about "The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program" with his co-author and wife, Gigi Vorgan, on Monday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in a conversation with Dr. Linda Ercoli, associate clinical professor and director of geriatric psychology. The free public event takes place downtown at the Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071. Find more information at this website.