Archive for November, 2011

Eating Fish Reduces Cognitive Decline, According to Study.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Fish. It should be what’s for dinner. Because, according to a new study done by Researchers in Chicago, eating fish at least once a week can help prevent cognitive decline.

The study, published by Alzheimers.org, and to be presented at the Radiological Society of North America today, showed that those who ate fish once a week saw less deterioration in the brain cells associated with Alzheimer’s Disease.

The Alzheimer’s Society had this to say on the study:

‘This moderately sized study adds weight to existing evidence suggesting that eating fish reduces your risk of developing cognitive decline. However, this research did not account for lifestyle factors such as other foods or exercise which could also have had an effect. The best way to lessen your chance of developing dementia is to eat a healthy diet including fruit and vegetables along with taking regular exercise and giving up smoking.’

Whether this study holds up over longer and larger trials is still to be determined, but the reported benefits of fish have long been proven.

Fish is a known attribute to brain function and memory, due to the abundance of Omega-3 in the meat. Fish oil is also believed to help lower cholesterol, and numerous studies have concluded the benefits to fish far outweigh the potential risk of mercury poisoning long feared by people.

So, whether you like it baked, steamed, or broiled, eating non-fried fish can do wonders for your body and mind.

So, eat up, landlubbers.

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Census Shows More People Living Longer Than Ever Before

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Preparing for the greatest years of your life may just be one of the biggest preparations you make now.

A new study done by the US Census Bureau showed that over 1.9 million people are now over 90 in the United States. A number that has tripled in size since 1980, and, by 2050, experts predict that number to be over 8 million.

Compare that to 1911, when the number was near 100,000 and it’s no wonder why your future decisions are becoming increasingly more and more important.

But the good news it is not without its pitfalls. The study also reveals the majority of those 90-plus have at least one disability, and the need for health care and professional help is greater than ever before.

But the need for care doesn’t need to mean sacrificing the comfort and security of living the life you want.

At Alliance, our goal is to make your future the most comfortable years as possible. Our highly trained, highly caring care advisors are dedicated to making you happy and keeping yourself or a loved one at home.

Contact us today and let’s discuss how we can make the future of you or someone you love as bright as you want it to be.

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