(StatePoint) June is Alzheimerís and Brain Awareness Month, and a great time to learn more about how to reduce your risk of cognitive decline.

Alzheimerís, a fatal disease that impairs oneís ability to remember, think and plan, affects 47 million individuals worldwide. While this number is set to rise dramatically, you can take steps to reduce your own risk, and experts say itís never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine.

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Regular cardiovascular exercise, continued learning and an active social calendar are a few aspects of a brain-healthy lifestyle that experts at the Alzheimerís Association cite as ways to reduce oneís risk for cognitive decline. For tips, information about risk factors, and to show your support for the fight to end Alzheimerís, visit, www.alz.org.

This June, spread the word on brain health and cognitive decline prevention.