PLYMOUTH, Minnesota — June is "Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota / North Dakota Chapter is working to raise awareness of this devastating disease. 

Health experts say Alzheimer’s is now the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.

Though research is still evolving, there is strong evidence that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by making simple life style changes. “It’s never too early or too late to start thinking about your brain health,” says Sue Spalding, Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota / North Dakota Chapter CEO. 

For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at (800) 272-3900.


  1. Break a sweat
  2. Hit the books
  3. Butt out
  4. Follow your heart
  5. Heads up
  6. Fuel up right
  7. Catch some ZZZs
  8. Take care of your mental health
  9. Stump yourself
  10. Buddy up