Music and Alzheimer’s Disease…

There is a strong connection between music and the mental health of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. New research is proving how music can boost mood, Music_Alzheimer'simprove cognitive skills and reduce the need for medication in those with neurological disease. Upon hearing familiar songs patients who haven’t spoken in years are responding. It seems certain familiar songs can stir up past memories. The part of the brain, the amygdala, is responsible for the fight or flight response. The auditory nerve has a direct connection to this area. Music is almost like a call to action. Because it startles the person it causes them to suddenly pay attention. Music therapy has been more effective then the twenty-one drugs available for Alzheimer’s all of which have proven to be ineffective. During early onset Alzheimer’s, it is suggested to begin associating key songs with certain family members and activities. It can possibly help ground the person suffering from the disease.

 

Try Sharing…Healthy Weight Loss Tip

  Some restaurants are serving unusually large portions. If you are aware that the serving Sharing kidssize is too large in a particular restaurant, think about sharing an entree and begin the meal with two appetizers. Most restaurants are more then happy to split a meal and serve it on two plates. If you feel you cannot resist having dessert, try sharing one. The amount of calories you are saving will probably be close to a day’s worth. 

Meal replacement shake…

Banana-Sweet Potato Shake
Directions: Put all contents below in a NUTRiBULLET or blenderSweet potato shake
– 1/2 steamed sweet Potato
– 1/2 cup coconut water
– 2 heaping tablespoon of plain yogurt
– 1 tablespoon almond butter
– 1 Scoop Whey protein powder
– 1/2 teaspoon of real vanilla
– 1/4 teaspoon ginger
– 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
– 1 medium sized frozen banana
– 1 teaspoon flax seed
* People who are lactose intolerant may not have a negative reaction to whey protein. Whey can be substituted for pea or hemp protein. The yogurt can also be eliminated.