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Special event kicks off Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

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June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month and the Alzheimer's Association is holding a special event full of free activities.

Visitors to the Alzheimer's Association on Wednesday, June 1 can take part in chair yoga, day exercises, have healthy snacks, learn nutritional facts, get tips for promoting brain health and more.

Some studies suggest physical activity, staying mentally active, and eating a healthy diet could reduce risk of cognitive decline and contribute to brain health. Organizers of the event suggest anyone who attends should come dressed to work out!

"We're excited to get an active start to Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month in the Charleston community," said Cindy Alewine, President/CEO of the Alzheimer's Association, South Carolina Chapter. "Our hope is that this program will move more people to learn the truth about Alzheimer's and take an active role in their own brain health. Exercise, diet and social engagement are all important factors that can help promote brain health as we age."

"Healthy Living for Your Body and Brain" will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Charleston Office of the Alzheimer's Association, located at 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite 130, in the West Ashley area.

The event is offered in partnership with Get America Moving, Move It! Charleston County (a program of Roper St. Francis) and the MUSC Wellness Center.

To learn more about this free program or to register, call 843-571-2641.

For more information, please visit alz.org, or call our 24-Hour Helpline at 800-272-3900.

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