Dementia Treatments Burlington IA

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Rosebush Gardens Health Center
(319) 752-4100
1212 Indian Hills Drive
Burlington, IA
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Park View Care Center Of Burlington
(319) 752-4525
715 Shoquoquon Drive
Burlington, IA
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Des Moines County Phns
(319) 753-8290
522 North Third Street
Burlington, IA
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

Great River Medical Center
(319) 768-1000
1221 S Gear Ave
W Burlington, IA
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Great River Hospice
(319) 768-3350
1221 South Gear Avenue
West Burlington, IA
Specialty
Hospices

Advanced Home Health Care Ltd
(319) 753-6270
1525 Mount Pleasant Street
Burlington, IA
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

Visiting Nurses Association
(319) 752-6469
2830 Winegard Drive
Burlington, IA
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

Ayman Hanna
1221 S Gear Ave
W Burlington, IA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Frank Jones
1225 S Gear Ave Ste 252
W Burlington, IA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Great River Home Health Care
(319) 768-3350
1221 South Gear Avenue
West Burlington, IA
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

Staying Sharp

We’ve all heard the jokes about age and forgetfulness, but memory lapses that mess
up everyday living are no laughing matter. If your mind isn’t what it used to be, read on
for five keys to achieving peak mental performance.

By Marissa Candela

April 2007

You snap your fingers, furrow your brow and tap your foot to no avail—you’re drawing a blank, experiencing a frustrating “senior moment.” What was that phone number? What was that actress’s name? And where the heck are those car keys? The answer always seems to be on the tip of your tongue, or just barely hidden behind a veil of mental fogginess.

From common annoyances like forgetfulness and sluggish reasoning to more serious age-related conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, many of us—especially the aging baby boomer population—are wandering through life in a brain haze, vaguely aware that our thinking could be substantially sharper.

This mind-dulling decline can be partially attributed to unhealthy lifestyles, as dubious diet choices, poor stress management, mental passivity and sedentary living all take a heavy toll on peak mental performance. Environmental elements are also culpable, as ubiquitous toxins and pollutants bombard our brains with free radicals that hasten mental deterioration.

Thankfully, mounting evidence suggests that these factors can be countered, and that cognitive decline is not an unavoidable counterpart to aging. Mental murkiness can be replaced with lightning-fast reasoning and crystal-clear memory—by simply adopting commonsense practices. Here, Energy Times outlines these brain-boosting practices with five critical keys to staying sharp:

1. Brain Food

It shouldn’t come as any surprise: the standard American diet is as bad for our minds as it is for our bodies. “The typical Western diet sends one down a path of inflammation, oxidative stress and bad cholesterol,” explains Dr. Michael Ozner, author of The Miami Mediterranean Diet (Cambridge House). All of these factors have been linked to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.

The Mediterranean diet in particular—which minimizes meat, sugar and processed foods while encouraging fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil, nuts and a modest amount of fish—seems tailor-designed to neutralize threats to brain health: “The Mediterranean diet brings lots of antioxidants, helps lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol, and is an anti-inflammatory diet,” says Ozner. “All of this can help reduce risk for cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease.”

A Columbia University study published in the Archives of Neurology (10/06) is the latest to echo Ozner’s assertion. In the study, those who ate Mediterranean-style enjoyed a 68% lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

The Mediterranean meal plan is also rich in essential “good fats” for peak cognitive function and critical building blocks for the brain—which itself is 60% fat. Omega-3s, for example, are believed ...

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