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Jose Nieves
(757) 898-1126
102 Harbour Dr
Yorktown, VA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Kathleen Stack
203 Fairfield Dr
Yorktown, VA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Colonial Recovery Center
(804) 888-0400
17579 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA
Specialty
Alzheimer's Research FoundationAlzheimer's Research Foundation

St Francis Nursing Ctr
(757) 886-6500
4 Ridgewood Parkway
Newport News, VA
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Emelita Ramos
(757) 874-1676
12725 Mcmanus Blvd Ste 2g
Newport News, VA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Regency Hlth Care Cntr
(757) 890-0675
112 N Constitution Dr
Grafton, VA
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

York Convalescent Center
(757) 898-1491
113 Battle Road
Yorktown, VA
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Peter Manes
17579 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Joan Butcher
12695 Mcmanus Blvd
Newport News, VA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Riverside Regional Conval Cntr
(757) 875-2000
1000 Old Denbeigh Boulevard
Newport News, VA
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

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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