Category Archives: health

SuperAgers Super Memory Brains Alzheimers Reading Room


SuperAgers retain their sharp memory well into their 80s and beyond. Sceintist are identifying clues as to why they have the memory of person in their 50s.

via SuperAgers Super Memory Brains Alzheimers Reading Room.

BrainMasters at Huntcliff Health Fair 2012


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As you may know, today is National Senior Day and we celebrated by participating in the annual health fair at Huntcliff Summit. The turnout was great and all the residents and exhibitors had a fabulous day! Looking forward to our June classes at Huntcliff. Keep exercising your brain if you want to keep it healthy-use it or lose it!

8 Best Foods to Buy at a Farmers’ Market: Organic Gardening


Summer unofficially kicks off this weekend as we enjoy this  Memorial Day weekend with our family and friends. Many of us are likely to attend at least one barbeque or social outing. Keeping this in mind, here are a list of foods you should consider purchasing locally and/or organic. After all-it is your health!

Have a safe  Memorial Day weekend and remember to update your family health history and exercise your brain! Why not make it family game weekend and play some Scrabble, card games, hangman, anagrams, crossword puzzles? All these activities are a great and fun way to exercise your brain and utilize the principles of brain plasticity or neuroplasticity. Hey- Your brain-use it or lose it!

8 Best Foods to Buy at a Farmers’ Market: Organic Gardening

 

Red Wine Increases Lifespan, Says New Study | WorldHealth.net Anti-Aging Forum


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Red Wine Increases Lifespan, Says New Study | WorldHealth.net Anti-Aging Forum.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Dutch Village Dubbed ‘Truman Show’ for Dementia Patients – ABC News


An innovative concept for Alzheimer’s patients, a nursing home disguised as a village.

 

Alzheimer’s Disease: Dutch Village Dubbed ‘Truman Show’ for Dementia Patients – ABC News.

New Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment Approach


This link will enable you to either listen to or read the transcript from the National Library of Medicine outlining a new possible treatment approach for Alzheimer’s Disease.  Study results were recently published in Science. Very interesting!

 

MedlinePlus: Trusted Health Information for You.

Wild blackberry extracts show promise as brain health nutraceuticals: Lab data


Two varieties of wild blackberries found in Spain and Portugal may protect the brain from oxidative stress. Here is a link to a summary of the article published in the Journal of European Nutrition.

 

Wild blackberry extracts show promise as brain health nutraceuticals: Lab data.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program


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UCLA introduces a new Alzheimer’s and dementia care program that targets the needs of the patient as well as those of the caregiver who often is a family member.

The UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program will have three main components: creation of a dementia registry; a needs assessment of patients listed in the registry; and individualized dementia care plans based on those assessments.

Click on this link to watch a short introductory video on this exciting program.

 

http://youtu.be/mr2P-opL8Hk

Brain Awareness Week Activities


Yesterday at the Parc we had such a fabulous event as we celebrated Brain Awareness Week 2012! We discussed ways to promote brain health and engaged in some fun and interactive brain fitness activities. Check out some of our photos. By the way, what do you think of our brain erasers?

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Healthy brain wiring in adults depends on iron levels in adolescence, study


Study from UCLA links healthy adult brain wiring to iron levels from teenage years. A lack of iron consumption in earlier years may lead to changes within areas of the brain that are linked to degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. Eating a healthy, well balanced diet throughout your lifetime is more important than ever! Read the article here!

 

 

Healthy brain wiring in adults depends on iron levels in adolescence, study.

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