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Taking Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s

Dec 03 2014

While there are so many questions about Alzheimer’s, we are learning that there are things we can do to lower the risk of this disease. 

According to an article on alzheimerscaretoday.com, changes in your diet can help protect your brain health.  Read this story, Small Changes Could Make a Big Impact in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s to learn which foods are best to include in your diet, as well as which foods to eliminate. 

Next, visit BBC News to read why doctors believe that one in three cases of Alzheimer’s is preventable.  Increasing exercise, not smoking, and other lifestyle factors play a part in memory health, so be sure to make wise choices. 

If you have any questions about Alzheimer’s or dementia, feel free to contact us here at The Villas.

Hydrating in Colder Months

Nov 20 2014

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When the temperatures rise outside in the summer, it is fairly easy to remember the importance of drinking lots of fluids to stay hydrated.  Later in the year when it gets cold outside, we often forget about the importance of staying hydrated.  Take the time this winter to learn these 8 Tips for Hydrating in Cold Weather, as recommended by active.com.  Seniors can be at higher risk of dehydration, especially those with memory loss.  If you caring for an elder, the Alzheimer’s Care website offers suggestions for the Best Hydrating Drinks for Seniors.  Pour a nice glass of water and toast this holiday season!

Hydration

Jun 04 2014

As we progress into summer, it is important to remember hydration.  Water does wonders for our bodies, such as helping boost metabolism, keeping you full, and increasing your energy.  Visit WebMD to read about the 7 Wonders of Water

If you often feel like you may be dehydrated and want to know why, read about Surprising Causes of Dehydration, on the Health.com website.

Finally, if you want to learn the best ways to fill up with fluids, click back over to WebMD.com to discover 10 Ways to Stay Hydrated.

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Some Facts About IQ

Feb 21 2014

Many of you may have heard in the news recently about the young Arizona girl who became the youngest member of the Arizona Mensa chapter. Very impressive for this young lady with the big IQ! Have you ever wondered how your IQ defines (or doesn’t define) how smart you are in the grand scheme of things?  Click on over to CNN to learn what your IQ really means, what it doesn’t mean, and how it can change over time.

If you think your brain power needs a boost, visit the Huffington Post website to read Boosting Brain Power: 8 Ways To Sharpen Your Mind.  You might be surprised to learn how bustling coffee shops or bubble gum can accelerate your mind.

Best Diets for 2014

Jan 09 2014

It is a new year, so many of us are once again focused on a healthier lifestyle after the holidays.  With that said, do you know which diet is the best for your health?  If you want to do some research on your own, check out the Best Diets of 2014, as named by US News & World Report.  This report provides the breakdown on the best overall diets, as well as diets designed for specific needs, such as heart-health, vegetarian, diabetes, and more. 

In regards to diabetes, Time Magazine’s Healthland features a story on how the Mediterranean Diet Alone Can Fight Diabetes.  This latest research is great news because the diet is already linked to lowering the risk for heart disease and helping prevent memory loss. 

Before starting a new plan, you should consult with your doctor to talk about which diet best fills your dietary needs.

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