“I have written seven books on brain health, memory improvement and Alzheimer’s prevention, but I never fully understood the emotional devastation of Alzheimer’s until my mother was diagnosed six years ago. Staying close to family and friends helps give me the support I need to be there for my mom. To protect my own brain, I get daily exercise and mental stimulation, eat healthy and reduce stress through yoga and meditation. When I keep in mind the mental benefits of healthy lifestyle choices, I feel empowered to keep it up.”