What My Grandchildren Taught Me about Alzheimer’s Disease - Dana Olivia Dunn Territo

What My Grandchildren Taught Me about Alzheimer’s Disease - Dana Olivia Dunn Territo

“You Gotta Use Your Brain!”: Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

What My Grandchildren Taught Me about Alzheimer’s Disease - Dana Olivia Dunn Territo

Dana Olivia Dunn Territo [+-]
Advocate for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease
Dana Olivia Dunn Territo has always shared a passion and love for the older generation, particularly those affected with Alzheimer’s disease. For over 30 years she has worked and advocated for this population. She was on the committee that started the first Alzheimer’s Walk Fundraiser in Baton Rouge and the original Activity Director in the first Alzheimer’s secured unit in a nursing home in the city. She later served as an advisor to build Louisiana’s first Alzheimer’s Social Model Day Respite Center, a center of which she subsequently worked as director and one that was later nationally recognized. She has served on local, state, and national organizations promoting quality care for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease, and her programs and training curricula she developed for Alzheimer’s care have helped caregivers and healthcare professionals alike to meander the arduous journey of the disease. Since 2013, Dana has voluntarily written a weekly Alzheimer’s Question and Answer column in The Advocate, a Baton Rouge-based newspaper with a circulation of over 98,000.

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Emerging research suggests that promoting brain healthy lifestyles can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The chapter explores specific lifestyle behaviors that can substantially lower the risk for the disease such as participating in routine physical activity, staying socially active, maintaining good nutrition, and staying mentally stimulated.

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Territo, Dana Olivia Dunn. “You Gotta Use Your Brain!”: Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease. What My Grandchildren Taught Me about Alzheimer’s Disease. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 185-190 Sep 2022. ISBN 9781800502208. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43556. Date accessed: 14 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43556. Sep 2022

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