Protect Your Brain from Dementia Through Exercise – #WATWB

While on my monthly mission of searching for good news to share a la We Are The World BlogFest (#WATWB–their goal is to counteract the bad news in the feeds), I came across some news that gladdened my senior’s heart for two reasons. First, that the brain chemistry of folks on the far side of 50 changes to protect us from dementia when we stay active. Secondly, that working out at least three times a week for 30 minutes at a time translates to maintaining a healthier memory than the one maintained by a person who doesn’t exercise. May we all sidestep dementia by protecting the health of our aging synapses, thus supporting the brain against dementia.

At the end of each month, we bloggers are given an opportunity to post good news, offering an antidote to bad news in our feeds. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. #WATWB was started in March 2017; we’ve been sharing positive, uplifting stories to inspire, give hope and motivate others for many years now. This month’s co-hosts are Mary J. Giese and Belinda Witzenhausen. Please check out their blogs and say hello.

Lizbeth Hartz is the author of the true crime, true love memoir Angel Hero, Murder in Hawaii, A True StoryGet it on Amazon or sign up to read the 1st chapter free.


  1. Mary Giese on January 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    I’ve known about this for some time, the benefits of exercise when it comes to staving off dementia. It’s been important to me since my mom suffered with this disease. I think working body and mind, and eating a healthy diet is all important in having cognitive awareness into old age. Thanks for this information, Lizbeth, and being part of #WATWB.

    • Lizbeth Hartz on February 14, 2022 at 10:31 am

      Thanks for your comments, Mary, and I apologize for not checking so I could see your reply sooner. So many of us have family members who suffered from this disease, don’t we? My husband’s mom did. I agree with you, that working body and mind and eating healthily is so important in stemming off memory loss in old age. May we keep “our marbles” as my mother-in-law would say. You’re very welcome, and I’m so happy to be part of #WATWB–it lifts me up every month.

  2. Belinda Witzenhausen on January 30, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Great post, having Alzheimer’s & dementia in my family I have been making huge changes to both my diet and lifestyle in recent years. Thanks so much for sharing and for being a part of #WATWB! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    • Lizbeth Hartz on February 14, 2022 at 10:28 am

      Hi Belinda,
      Sorry I just saw this now–I need to work on checking back sooner after posting. Thanks so much for commenting. I’m happy to share and delighted to be part of #WATWB. I hope you’re having a lovely February and staying well and happy.
      With warm regards, Lizbeth

  3. Sylvia McGrath on January 31, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    What an interesting post, I was a caregiver to my mother who had Alzheimer’s & dementia, I have been making huge changes to both my diet and lifestyle in recent years with my daughter’s help. Thank you so much for sharing and for being a part of #WATWB! Have yourself a wonderful week!

    • Lizbeth Hartz on February 14, 2022 at 10:24 am

      Dear Sylvia, So sorry I didn’t see your comment until now. I’m glad you found my post for January interesting. And interestingly enough, I was also a caregiver to my husband’s mother who also had Alzheimer’s and dementia–we lived in her house for 6-1/2 years, until she passed at 102. I hope you had a wonderful week, too, and are having a lovely February.