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Cooking for Alzheimer's Prevention

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Area seniors and caregivers to learn brain-smart recipes
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Boost Memory with Brain Healthy Diet

There’s still no cure for Alzheimer’s disease – the sixth leading cause of death in America – but scientific studies have proven that certain foods can boost memory and lower the risk of cognitive decline. Incorporating specific fruits, vegetables and spices into your meals, while making small changes to your diet can yield big results. Dr. Sabbagh will teach guests how to prepare brain-smart recipes, and recommend stock items to include in your kitchen pantry.

There’s still no cure for Alzheimer’s disease – the sixth leading cause of death in America – but scientific studies have proven that certain foods can boost memory and lower the risk of cognitive decline. Dr. Marwan Sabbagh will present “Cooking for Alzheimer’s Prevention” on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, located at 2510 Lake Michigan Drive N.W., Grand Rapids, Mich.

Incorporating specific fruits, vegetables and spices into your meals, while making small changes to your diet can yield big results. Dr. Sabbagh will teach guests how to prepare brain-smart recipes, and recommend stock items to include in your kitchen pantry.

Dr. Sabbagh is a nationally recognized geriatric neurologist and dementia specialist who has researched the role of an antioxidant-rich diet in preventing Alzheimer’s. He partnered with Chef Beau MacMillan to publish The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: Recipes to Boost Brain Health. Dr. Sabbagh will teach guests how to prepare brain-smart recipes.

The seminar is free, but space is limited. Please reserve your spot by calling (877) 812-8745 or visiting www.CovenantGreatLakes.org.

Following is a sample brain-boosting recipe from Dr. Sabbagh:

 

Kale, Blueberry & Pomegranate Salad

Ingredients:

3 bunches kale, washed, stemmed and chopped

1 cup fresh blueberries


2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded


1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted


1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted


1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped

1/2 cup vinaigrette or dressing of your choice


Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:

Combine the kale, blueberries, carrots, pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds and mint in a medium bowl and toss well. Drizzle with dressing and toss again. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve right away.

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, is located at 2510 Lake Michigan Drive N.W., Grand Rapids, Mich. It is administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit senior services providers. Covenant Retirement Communities serves 5,000 residents at 14 retirement communities nationwide and is a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church. For more information on Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, visit www.CovenantGreatLakes.org or call 877-812-8745.

 

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