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Category: Brain Health

April 26, 2017

The Best Recipe for Brain Health

Is it possible to eat for brain health? Research is increasingly finding that there are benefits for your brain when you eat a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, vegetable oils, and fish. These foods help the cells in the brain to remain healthy. An easy rule of thumb to remember is that foods that are healthy for your heart are healthy for your brain too. Eating healthy foods keeps the blood healthy and that means it can transport oxygen to the brain.

April 13, 2017

Can Attending the Symphony Improve Relationships Between Dementia Patients and Caregivers?

Anyone who enjoys music knows that it can have a positive effect on mood and even productivity. But did you know that music can potentially reverse cognitive decline in people who have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia? That’s what a new study out of Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, Colorado found.

April 7, 2017

A Meal for the Mind – Brain Health Recipe

This Brain health recipe is well-suited for a caregiver or an advanced-level cooking senior. This vegetarian recipe will charge up your senses, and stimulate your mind during the preparation and consumption of this rich meal.

February 21, 2017

3 Ways to Support a Healthy Aging Mind

A healthy body and healthy mind are inextricably entwined. We know that 30 minutes of exercise each day will keep the body healthy, but what about the mind? Here are three ways that you can help to support a healthy aging mind for your loved one.

September 23, 2016

Worried about Alzheimer’s? Try our healthy tips for brain health.

Alzheimer’s disease has intruded on the lives of more than 5 million families worldwide, and the number is expected to rise. There are measures based on scientific research that suggests non-pharmacological lifestyle practices may prevent the onset of cognitive decline. We share five habits that have been found to help promote long-term brain health.

August 26, 2016

Reading Books May Promote Longevity

Seniors don’t read as much as they used to – about 7 in 10 people who have read a book in the past year are in the 50-64 age group. Just like eating healthy foods and exercising, reading promotes healthy longevity too, and so should be embraced as one gets older!

August 2, 2016

Decluttering the Mind: From Chaos to Calm

Our minds can get as cluttered as our lives and downsizing some of those incessant thoughts is a good idea. Decluttering your mind is an act that requires you to be intentional on where you place your attention and impacts how you spend your time and energy.

May 30, 2016

Cognitive Therapeutics Method

The Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ (CTM) is a patent-pending cognitive stimulation program developed by the scientific division of Home Care Assistance. …

May 23, 2016

How Depression Affects Cognitive Ability

In a study published in The Lancet, an international research team found that antidepressant medication that improved clinical depression did not improve cognitive functioning.

May 13, 2016

A Berry Brain-Healthy Smoothie!

At Home Care Assistance, we make it a priority to promote brain health, which is why we are sharing a quick and easy recipe for a berry and avocado smoothie that is packed with nutrients and health benefits!

April 26, 2016

From the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ Blog: The Link Between Heart and Brain Health

A recent study published by the Journal of the American Heart Association found that following guidelines for a heart-healthy lifestyle is correlated with less cognitive decline associated with aging.

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