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Maintain a Healthy Brain With These Eating Tips

Medical experts who specialize in neuroscience say good nutrition combined with regular physical activity and a socially engaging lifestyle is an effective way to promote brain health and delay the onset of memory loss for as long as possible. They define a “brain-healthy diet” as one that reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes, encourages good blood flow to the brain and is low in fat and cholesterol. 

Balanced nutrition is essential for both body and brain health. Similar to the heart, our brains require the right balance of nutrients, including proteins and sugars, to function well. In fact, there is strong evidence today that links brain...

What to Look for in an Assisted Living Community

If we’re fortunate enough to live a long life, we may reach a point where additional assistance is needed with our basic activities of daily living (ADLs). While few of us like to give up any of our independence, sometimes health and safety issues intercede that require us to consider additional support for our continued well-being. The cause could be an injury, illness, memory impairment or just the passage of time and the effects of lifelong wear-and-tear on our bodies.

Today, an increasing number of older Americans and their families are discovering that assisted living communities offer the ideal blend of personal independence with just the right amount of help needed to...

Your Retirement and Beyond: 5 Tips for Planning a Secure Future

Elaine Austin, Executive Director of Provident Village at Creekside in Smyrna, Ga., says, “Today, many Americans enjoy living in the moment and assume that somehow ‘tomorrow will take care of itself.’ However, experience has shown that is rarely the case.

“While we can’t change many of the events that occur in our lives, we can be well prepared for them. A well-conceived plan for the future can be your best security blanket. Therefore, taking some time to create a plan – including your finances, living options and future health needs – can be vital to you and other family members who could be affected.

“Although we don’t like to...

Coordinating a Caregiving Team to Assist Your Older Loved One

Today, with our fast growing aging population, more and more families are faced with the challenges of taking care of an older loved one. Over time, our elders can require increasing help with basic tasks such as bathing, medications, cooking, cleaning, transportation and other needs. Without the help of others, they can be at high risk of falls and serious injury, illness, poor nutrition and isolation, which is a primary cause of depression in older people.

The Growing Challenge of Caring for Older Loved Ones

Being the primary caregiver for a parent or other relative who requires help with activities of daily life can be an...

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