Studies show that involving yourself in intellectual activities and making strong, social connections are possible ways to lower your risk of Alzheimer's, and American Mensa offers both.
Arlington, TX (Vocus) November 16, 2010
November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and for every Mensa Home Test sold this month, $5 will be donated by American Mensa to Alzheimer’s research. Research shows that keeping a mentally active mind may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s, so Mensa is doing its part to keep minds busy and contribute to the study of this fatal brain disorder by inviting you to take the Home Test.
In addition to giving you an indication of your potential as a qualifying member of Mensa, the home test is also a great exercise for your mind! Online or print versions of the home test are available for $18. The Mensa Home Tests are for those who are 14 years of age or older. To purchase the home test, or for more information, log on to http://www.us.mensa.org/mht.
“Studies show that involving yourself in intellectual activities and making strong, social connections are possible ways to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s, and American Mensa offers both,” said Elissa Rudolph, Chair of American Mensa. “Providing a social connection with mentally stimulating conversations and activities is a large part of what Mensa is about. By supporting Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we’re taking another step toward helping prevent this horrible disease.”
The 2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures from the Alzheimer’s Association explains that an estimated 5.3 million people have Alzheimer’s, and it is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease or National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, log on to http://www.alz.org.
American Mensa is the organization open to anyone who scores in the top two percent on an accepted, standardized intelligence test. The organization has more than 57,000 members in the United States and more than 110,000 members around the world. Members of Mensa attend local and national events, join special interest groups such as astronomy, games, and philosophy, and help out in their communities through various projects. For more information about Mensa, or to apply for membership, visit http://www.us.mensa.org or call (800) 66-MENSA.