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5 Reasons Why Music Boosts Brain Activity

Music is understood to be a great way to break through to dementia patients, but do you know why? A new study shows us how music helps those suffering with Alzheimer's disease. Learn more. Music has been known to affect those with dementia and Alzheimer's, but why it has an effect on these patients has not always been clear - until now. Music Helps Dementia Patients Recall Memories and Emotions A recent study shows that dementia and Alzheimer's patients can recall memories and emotions, and have enhanced mental performance after singing classic hits and show tunes from movies and musicals – a breakthrough in understanding how music affects those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Researchers determined the effect music has on dementia patients, by leading half of the participants through...
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Juicing for Alzheimer's Prevention

It’s no secret that diet plays an important role in brain health. If it seems time-consuming to prepare healthy foods for the senior you are caring for, there is a fast and easy way to serve them nutrient-rich foods.  Not only will consuming fruits and vegetables provide seniors with nutrition, these are also foods that could help prevent Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Juicing is an easy and delicious way to serve up a senior with a nutritious and brain-boosting meal. Juicing to Prevent Alzheimer’s A 2006 study from Vanderbilt University found that drinking fruit and vegetable juices more than three times a week can cut the risk of developing Alzheimer’s by 76%.  Many fruit and vegetable juices contain...
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