(WFXR) — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing ways for people to reduce the risk of developing dementia-related illnesses as they age.

It is part of National Older Americans Month which is in May.

“Each May during National Older Americans Month, we celebrate older adults and honor them for their contributions. Promoting healthy aging helps ensure older adults remain vibrant, integral community members for many years to come,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s President & CEO. “Lifestyle choices such as eating a nutritious diet, getting proper sleep, and regularly exercising your body and brain, are all steps individuals can take to promote brain health and wellness and potentially reduce their risk of developing a dementia-related illness.” 

Below are 10 steps the AFA has for staying healthy:

The AFA also offers free virtual memory screenings, you can learn more about them by visiting their website or calling 866-232-8484.