What if you could lower the risk of senior dementia and slow cognitive decline — through what you eat? That, in a delicious nutshell, is the premise of Westminster Village North’s nutritious MemoryMeals program. MemoryMeals was developed by local entrepreneur Ashley Bryan of LifeInTheMoment.
The senior-focused nutrition program is in already in place at Westminster Village North, Indiana’s first senior living community to adopt the cognitive health nutrition program.
The meal-based plan is based upon the nationally recognized MIND Diet, short for the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet. The MIND diet emphasizes 10 brain-healthy foods included in both the Mediterranean and DASH diets:
- leafy greens and vegetables
- nuts and berries
- beans and legumes
- whole grains
- fish, poultry and olive oil
The clinically researched dietary program behind MemoryMeals helps benefit older adult brain health by lowering the risk of dementia by up to 53% and slowing cognitive decline associated with typical aging by up to 6.5 years!
Over and above the science behind the diet, MemoryMeals is a program that both residents and their families can get behind.
The meals, it seems, are delicious!
“Our residents are only too happy to enjoy our MemoryMeals recipes,” says Westminster Village North Director Laura Roman. “They love it.” MemoryMeals sections are choices residents can make off the daily menu.
“We further support this initiative through Westminster Village North’s educational and resident engagement activities,” Roman continued. “Together, they are all designed to stimulate long-term brain health. The meal and health programs are all available to our Memory Care residents as well as our Assisted Living and Long-term Care residents.”
MemoryMeals helps Westminster Village North residents stay on top of their health – as mindfully, proactively and deliciously as possible.