Get Changing Minds Support for Your Brain Health Journey
The LEAP! program translates the latest scientific evidence into everyday strategies for reducing your Alzheimer’s risk.
Developed by experts at the KU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), this program covers six key lifestyle factors that are associated with reduced risk of AD. Even small changes can make a difference, so get started with your brain-healthy lifestyle today!
Nourish your brain with a Mediterranean-style diet, rich in whole foods like veggies, fruits, and extra-virgin olive oil.
Physical activity and exercise
Move your body! Studies show that staying active may help reduce risk of Alzheimer’s. Aerobic, strength, flexibility, and balance exercises are all important for overall health.
Practice good stress management and build your stress resilience to protect
your brain from the negative effects of chronic stress.
Stay connected with family and friends. Engage in your community, participate in group events, and build strong, supportive relationships.
Prioritize your sleep to give your brain the nightly restoration it needs! Practice good sleep hygiene, especially if you struggle to get 7-9 hours of good quality sleep each night.
Keep your mind active and challenged. Never stop learning, practice new skills, and stay engaged with the world around you!