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Memory Loss and Nutrition

Nutrition Month

Memory loss can be a result of many factors: level of physical activity, lifestyle, genetics, and environmental reasons.
We have control over the diet we consume, and certain foods can help boost our memory and brain functions. The Mediterranean diet is one that research has shown will keep aging brains sharp, stimulate memory, alertness, and cognitive function. Over consuming these foods will not help, rather, adding certain foods into your daily rotation over time can help suppress memory loss. Although there is no guarantee these foods will boost your memory, adding them will support lifelong good health.
#1 : Vegetables. Coniferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and dark leafy greens such as spinach or kale may help improve memory. A healthy alternative for lunch can be substituting your bread for collard greens or romaine lettuce instead of taco shells.
#2: Adequate amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Fatty fish, algae, and seafood will provide you with an adequate amount of omega-3 fatty acids. In particular: salmon, bluefin tuna, herring, and sardines will have some of the heaviest doses. Being mindful of not eating meat every day, and substituting fish for meat will help you maintain a healthy diet. Bake, grill or broil fish to keep the fish close to ‘as’-is”. Frying the fish is not healthy! If fish is not for you, be sure to intake omega-3 fatty acids through supplements such as microalgae supplements or fish oil.
#3: Cherries and Berries: dark berries, such as blackberries, cherries, and blueberries are rich in anthocyanins and other flavonoids that may boost memory function. Berries can easily be incorporated into yogurt, cereal, or oatmeal in your breakfast. Enjoying a handful for a mid-day snack is another healthy way to boost your metabolism. Plan this summer to pick your own blueberries and freeze them to enjoy for the year. It is an inexpensive way to get good quality, local, organic produce into your diet.
#4: Walnuts: Walnuts are a positive food to use for heart health and improve. Walnuts, almonds, and pistachios are great nuts to have on hand for snacking.

To learn more about memory loss and nutrition, contact New Horizons In-Home Care, providers of senior care Salem and the surrounding area trust.

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J. M. May 4, 2020

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The people I've worked with have been so straightforward and honest. They really care about how it's going. The caregiver is very understanding, knowledgeable. He can see ahead and makes some suggestions. I can leave if I need without the least bit of worry. He is really proactive, I know he cares and trust him impeccably.

Pamela V. April 9, 2020

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I like how nice the caregivers are. The office staff is prompt on getting somebody out here when it is needed and the caregivers make me feel better than what I am. They are willing to do anything I ask of them.

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Candice S. April 1, 2020

Salem, Or Client
They are very helpful and on time with things. They do what they say they are going to do. They will talk to me and help me when needed. I don't have to wait forever to pick up my calls and they are quick to get back to me. It has been positive.

Sharon R. April 01, 2020

Salem, Or Client
The caregivers will do anything that we ask of them. They have been very convenient. and are able to be here and do things for us that we cannot do.

O.H. February 14, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
The caregiver they sent me is awesome. People in the office staff are friendly and they know what they are talking about. The case manager, is a wonderful person and she knows her job. If I need something, all I have to do is call them.

Mary B. April 01, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
It has taken a great load off of our shoulders, especially mine. It has helped my health as well and gives my husband some social time. They are really good at scheduling around our schedule and are matched very well to his needs. We always recommend them to others who need care.

Denise B. March 02, 2020

Salem, Or Client
My caregiver is wonderful. I wish I could have more time. They do so much for me that I can't do for myself. They spend a few minutes to talk with me and be social. They are very open, caring, patient, outgoing, understanding, and kind people. If I need help with anything they will always help me. They are so helpful. I don't know what I'd do without their services.

Gail P. February 13, 2020

Florence Or,
The office staff found the right person for us. They check in regularly. What we need is someone who could do the cleaning and we have that. I like the fact that they have provided the kind of assistance that we needed. The caregiver we have is excellent.

Barbara N. February 12, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
They are courteous, respectful, and serve good food, and do everything we ask. They did all of their duties and everything was done in a timely manner. They were very helpful.
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