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Lifestyle Empowerment for Alzheimer's Prevention (LEAP!)

Boost your brain health. 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.


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.


Practice good sleep hygiene to protect your brain.

Even small changes can make a difference, so get started with your brain-healthy lifestyle today! Join MyAlliance for Brain Health and receive weekly LEAP tips and invitations to LEAP classes.

About Our Classes

To protect the health and safety of our staff and visitors, all LEAP! offerings are currently being held exclusively online.

Brain Health Boot Camp

A free, nine-week online course covering the fundamentals of a brain-healthy lifestyle. 

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Weekly Group Coaching Calls 

Small group discussion and Q&A to get your brain-healthy-lifestyle questions answered via Zoom. These are included with Brain Health Boot Camp.

Weekly Tips and Resources

Brain health tips delivered directly to your inbox. Sign up online. 

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Additional courses and webinars

We host other learning opportunities throughout the year, including our Mediterranean Diet 4-week course. Join MyAlliance to stay up-to-date on new classes. 

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KU Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

KU Clinical Research Center
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Mailstop 6002
Fairway, KS 66205