Regular Contributors Bob Larkin
President, Senior Living Residences
Dr. Robert A. Stern
Director, Boston University School of Medicine's Alzheimer’s Disease Center Clinical Core
Corporate Director of Dining Experience, Senior Living Residences
Nancy Emerson Lombardo, Ph.D.
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor Neurology, Boston University, School of Medicine; "Memory Nutrition" Advisor to Senior Living Residences
Guest Contributors Todd C. Ratner, Esq
Estate-Planning, Business, and Real-Estate Attorney, Bacon Wilson
Mark H. Friedman
Owner Senior Helpers Northeastern Massachusetts
Owner Vareika Yoga, National Fitness and Yoga Examiner
Posted on October 29, 2013 | No CommentsA variety of green leafy and brightly colored vegetables, as well as dried beans and peas and low sodium vegetable juice, are essential to brain and body health.
Posted on September 29, 2013 | No CommentsToo much sugar stresses our insulin system, which in turn puts our brain and heart at risk. Research suggests that people with pre-diabetes and diabetes have greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias, and cognitive decline.
Posted on August 8, 2013 | No CommentsEating a daily portion of nuts and seeds will help you reduce LDL (“ bad”) cholesterol, blood sugar, oxidative stress and inflammation—all risk factors for Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases....
Posted on July 8, 2013 | No CommentsWe all know that most Americans eat way too much sugar. Here’s what’s less well known – eating too much sugar puts our brains at risk. Because of poor diets...
Posted on June 7, 2013 | No CommentsMuscle mass naturally deteriorates with the aging process. This includes the muscles that are crucial to balance, such as the abs, lower back, glutes, hip flexors and pelvic floor. Strengthening the muscles in these areas is important for mobility as well as preventing falls.
Posted on May 21, 2013 | No CommentsIn honor of Mediterranean Diet Month I’d like to highlight an exciting study on the Mediterranean Diet that has been getting lots of press conference recently.
Posted on May 10, 2013 | No CommentsIn honor of Mother's Day we asked our blog readers to submit their stories by moms and about moms, real stories of love, life and caregiving. This first submission is a poem sent to us by Nancy K. whose mother resides at in Concord Park's Compass Memory Support Neighborhood in Concord, MA
Posted on May 1, 2013 | No CommentsPromising research suggests cinnamon contributes directly to brain health and may protect against Alzheimer's disease. It is a potent antioxidant, a natural anti-inflammatory and is effective in regulating blood sugar and reducing cholesterol, providing additional benefits for the brain. Most people enjoy its natural sweetness. Saigon Cassia is the most potent and flavorful type of cinnamon.
Posted on April 24, 2013 | No CommentsAt the turn of the 20th century, the average life expectancy was a mere 49 years, and dementia was a rare phenomenon. Today’s average life expectancy exceeds 77 years. As...
Posted on April 17, 2013 | No CommentsA common goal for anyone reading this is the eventual cure and eradication of Alzheimer’s disease. Every 69 seconds another individual develops this devastating brain disease. Currently, over 5.4 million...
Posted on April 10, 2013 | No CommentsThe meaning of the Sanskrit word ‘yoga’ is ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’. The practice of yoga is known to form a union between the body, mind, and spirit. Having...