Dementia Treatments Garden City KS

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St Catherine Home Health & Hospice
(620) 272-2660
1133 Kansas Plaza
Garden City, KS
Specialty
Hospices

Area Mental Health Center
(620) 276-7689
1111 E Spruce
Garden City, KS
Specialty
Alzheimer's Research FoundationAlzheimer's Research Foundation

Shahid Insaf
1111 E Spruce St
Garden City, KS
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Andrew Lauronilla
(620) 227-8566
1111 E Spruce St
Garden City, KS
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village
(913) 262-1611
7105 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, KS
Services
Assisted Living Facility, Nursing Home Services, Alz/Dementia Support

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Sunshine Nursing Agency
(620) 275-9238
2718 N Cummings Rd Suite E
Garden City, KS
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

St Catherine Home Health
(620) 272-2519
602 N 6th St
Garden City, KS
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

Terrace Garden Care Center
(620) 276-7643
2308 N 3rd Po Box 955
Garden City, KS
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Garden Valley Retirement Villa
(620) 275-5745
1505 E Spruce St
Garden City, KS
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Clare Bridge of Topeka
(785) 271-5100
5800 SW Drury Ln
Topeka, KS
Services
Alz/Dementia Support

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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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