Category Archives: Research
Great Benefits of Red Wine
For years, researchers have documented the healthful benefits of red wine. It has been a staple in human diets for thousands of years. Wine was first fermented around 6,000 b.c. in the Georgia region between Europe and Asia. Wine was known to have healthful benefits. Red Wine was known to be
healthful then, and substantial scientific evidence is proof that we should include red wine in our diets. With its warm and robust flavor, red wine is has several health benefits from fighting fat to fighting ovarian cancer.
Benefits of Red Wine
Fights Memory Loss: The resveratrol in red wine helps to protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Dementia and Alzheimer’s prevention is especially important to Dogwood Forest of Gainesville.
Longevity: Not only does the resveratrol found in red wine help to protect against Alzheimer’s and dementia, … Read more...
Music Therapy for Cognitive Impairments
We’ve all heard a song we’ve recognized from years past that has triggered some type of emotion or memory. Many of us have used music in way that could be considered therapeutic. However, did you know music therapy is actually used in healthcare for people with many disorders and diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairments?
Engaging the memory impaired through music has been studied extensively in the last few years. Many studies have shown older adults making significant strides while participating in this type of therapy. I’ve written before on the benefits of music therapy for seniors with cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s. The therapy is truly remarkable, and so is the video below about Henry. Henry, a resident at a nursing home, had been virtually incoherent and minimally unresponsive for 10 years due to the affects of … Read more...
Vitamin D and Senior Health
Most of us recall our parents telling us to drink our milk when we were kids. My mother in particular had to trick me into drinking it by adding a little chocolate because I hated the taste of milk alone. Oddly enough, I love milk now in its original form. Our parents knew the importance of milk. It was rich in calcium and helped our bones to grow strong. Without it, our bones would become brittle and weak. However, there is also an important vitamin found in milk… vitamin D.
Since the 30s, milk had been fortified with the D vitamin to help combat the issue of rickets that were plaguing children in the first half of the 20th century. The practice has continued although rickets is no longer huge a epidemic. Vitamin D is essential to children’s bone health. … Read more...