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Lifestyle Empowerment for Alzheimer's Prevention (LEAP!)

Equip yourself with practical strategies that boost your brain health and reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease.

LEAP logoWe've scoured the research (and conducted our own) to give you the best, most up-to-date science-based recommendations for brain health.

Our Lifestyle Empowerment for Alzheimer's Prevention (LEAP!) program translates the latest Alzheimer's disease prevention research into actionable recommendations for everyday life.

Lifestyle Factors

These key lifestyle factors can influence your risk for Alzheimer's disease. 

Physical activity and exercise

Stay active and exercise regularly. Aerobic, strength, flexibility, and balance exercises are important.

Nutrition

Nourish your brain with a Mediterranean-style diet, rich in whole foods like veggies, fruits, and extra-virgin olive oil.

Social engagement

Stay connected with family and friends.

Cognitive engagement

Keep your mind active and challenged. Learn new things and practice new skills.

Stress management

Practice relaxation techniques and take care of yourself to minimize the effects of chronic stress on your brain health.

Sleep

Practice good sleep hygiene to protect your brain.

Even small changes can make a difference, so get started with your brain-healthy lifestyle today! 

About Our Classes

To protect the health and safety of our staff and visitors, all LEAP! offerings are currently being held exclusively online. We currently offer two free online courses, our six-week Brain Health Boot Camp course, and our four-week Mediterranean Diet course.

Brain Health Boot Camp

A free, six-week online course covering the fundamentals of a brain-healthy lifestyle. This course includes weekly small group discussion and Q&A to get your brain-healthy-lifestyle questions answered via Zoom. It runs year-round, so you can sign up at any time. Click here to learn more and sign up.

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Mediterranean Diet Course

Join our registered dietitians for a deep dive into the Mediterranean diet via Zoom. We cover all the details of this brain-healthy eating pattern and provide plenty of cooking tips and recipes. Our next live class starts on April 11th, 2022. Learn more and sign up here.

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Weekly Tips, Resources, Additional Courses, and More

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KU Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

KU Clinical Research Center
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Mailstop 6002
Fairway, KS 66205
913-588-0555
Email: kuadrc@kumc.edu