Dementia Treatments Pendleton OR

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Umatilla County Mental Health Division
(541) 278-5411
721 Se Third, Suite B
Pendleton, OR
Specialty
Alzheimer's Research FoundationAlzheimer's Research Foundation

Willowbrook Terrace
(541) 276-3374
707 Sw 37th Street
Pendleton, OR
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Friedrich Miller
(541) 278-2558
2600 Westgate
Pendleton, OR
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Clare Bridge of Troutdale
(503) 465-8104
1201 SW Cherry Park Rd
Troutdale, OR
Services
Alz/Dementia Support

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Regency Park Assisted Living
(503) 292-8444
8300 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR
Services
Assisted Living Facility, Alz/Dementia Support

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St Anthony Home Care Services
(541) 278-6571
1601 Se Court Ave
Pendleton, OR
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

St Anthony Hosp Home Care And Hospice
(541) 278-6571
331 Se Byers Avenue
Pendleton, OR
Specialty
Hospices

S Chandragiri
2600 Westgate
Pendleton, OR
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Wynwood of McMinnville
(503) 435-0100
721 NE 27th St
McMinnville, OR
Services
Assisted Living Facility, Alz/Dementia Support

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Clare Bridge of Salem
(503) 365-7500
1355 Boone Rd SE
Salem, OR
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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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