A Salad a Day May Be Good for Brain Health

December 26th, 2017

Eating leafy greens may help slow mental decline. Researchers studied 960 men and women ages 58 to 99 who completed food frequency questionnaires and had two or more cognitive assessments over an average of almost five years of follow-up. Among many other foods, the researchers recorded the number of servings of lettuce, spinach, kale and […]


Positive Approach to Care

January 18th, 2017

Thursday, January 19th at Artis Senior Living of Reading – 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM – 1 SW/RN/ADM CEU (certificating pending from MEOEA) – “Positive Approach to Care” Training presented by Rebekah Wilson MSW. This presentation will explore the impact of dementia on the various domains of the brain and how that impacts the care […]

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Regular exercise at any age might stave off Alzheimer’s

May 23rd, 2016

A group of researchers led by Nathan Johnson PT, DPT, PhD of the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, was able to demonstrate a positive correlation between fitness and blood flow to areas of the brain where the hallmark tangles and plaques of AD pathology are usually first detected. Thirty men and women ages […]


Study links eating fish with healthier brains, regardless of mercury

February 15th, 2016

Eating at least one serving of seafood a week could help stave off Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study. A strong case has been building for the role that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish could play in protecting against Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. But questions remained about whether these benefits could be […]

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How to Make it a Healthier New Year for Both Seniors and Their Caregivers

January 5th, 2016

BY: Emily Saltz, LICSW, CMC The start of a new year is a natural time to take stock and make plans to create a better future. For both seniors and those who care for them, improving or maintaining their health is often at the top of their to-do list. According to many experts, there are […]


Singing Hits a High Note for Folks With Early Dementia

December 17th, 2015

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Here’s something to croon about: Singing can boost the brain function and mood of people with early stage dementia, Finnish researchers report. The study included 89 people with mild to moderate dementia. For 10 weeks, they were either coached in singing, listened to […]


Positive thoughts about aging may fight off Alzheimer’s disease

December 9th, 2015

Dec. 9, 2015 – If you have more negative beliefs about aging, the more likely the volume in the hippocampus part of your brain will shrink, which is an indicator of Alzheimer’s disease, report Yale researchers. The hippocampus is a part of the brain crucial to memory. The study further suggests that combatting negative beliefs […]

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Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in Seniors

November 12th, 2015

Study found regular activity associated with better connections between different brain regions By: Heath Day News THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Connections between different parts of the brain weaken with age, but new research suggests that being physically fit can boost long-term brain function. A study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign […]

Vitamin E for Alzheimer’s

January 23rd, 2014

Vitamin E is far from an Alzheimer’s cure, but a new study finds it allowed trial participants to get less help from caregivers and therefore retain more independence longer. Taking high doses of vitamin E appears to help people in all stages of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Research a decade ago showed that […]

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