'Staying Sharp' event talks about keeping the brain young

Posted at: 10/27/2012 7:04 PM

One of the things that concern most people about aging is the impact it can have on your brain and your memory. On Saturday, officials from the AARP and the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives talked about how to keep your brain young as you age.

The event, called Staying Sharp, was held at Roberts Wesleyan College. Panels of brain experts were there answering questions about brain health and memory changes over time and were also addressing the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

News10NBC talked with officials at the college asking for tips we can all use to keep our brains healthy.

Laura Reynolds from the Dana Foundation says, "Staying physically active, staying mentally active, staying socially active, and minding your numbers-- which is watching your weight and your blood pressure and your salt intake. All the things that are good for your body and also good for your brain."

Experts say any small steps you can take to exercise your brain will lead to big benefits in the long run.