|Published:||Nov 18, 2010 5:00 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 18, 2010 12:04 PM EST|
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Currently, 5.3 million people have the disease. But experts say you can fight the onset of the memory disorder by exercising your brain.
Lee Memorial Health System's Lee Memory Care has created an innovative program called the Healthy Brain Initiative of Lee County (HBI) to provide ways for residents of Southwest Florida to boost brain power and fight the disease.
The Healthy Brain Initiative sponsored a Brain Game Challenge on Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Edison Mall.
Regular mental workouts may help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's.
To test your brain at home, try these games online: http://www.leememorial.org/healthybrainfl/games.asp