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Senior Living Residences Launches Innovative Nutrition Program to Promote Cognitive Health and Lower the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
Date:9/14/2009

BOSTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans rate Alzheimer's disease as their second most-feared illness, following cancer. Currently, there are five million people living with this disease in the U.S. Recent research suggests that diet may play an important role in the cause and prevention of Alzheimer's disease, indicating that there may be something each of us can do to stave off this devastating illness.

For the past two years, Senior Living Residences (SLR), a leading Boston-based company providing Alzheimer's care to New England seniors, has been implementing a cognitively protective diet and nutrition program at its independent and assisted living communities. Following a research-based model of treatment and care and placing a strong emphasis on innovation, SLR is the first assisted living company in the nation to offer the Memory Preservation Nutrition(R) program in its communities.

The Memory Preservation Nutrition(R) program, developed by and implemented in conjunction with internationally recognized expert Nancy Emerson Lombardo, Ph.D., adjunct research assistant professor of neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine and president of Health Care Insights, LLC, is a unique, evidence-based program incorporating foods and spices specifically selected for their nutrient-rich properties and scientifically linked to improve overall brain health. Integrating information from hundreds of studies, the Memory Preservation Nutrition(R) program seeks to improve brain function, decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, and slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease for an individual who has already been diagnosed.

In August, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported findings from a compelling study describing a direct connection between diet and cognitive health. One of the most comprehensive studies on diet and cognition to date, researchers
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