An Egg-Cellent Way to Stave Off Dementia!

seniors eating eggsHere’s some “egg-cellent” news for Dementia Care! Eating one egg a day can possibly stall the onset of dementia. The active ingredients, lutein and zeaxanthin, are reported to be significant in improving and maintaining cognitive health in the elderly, according to one research study conducted at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (2012). A test reveals low levels of lutein in people with mild cognitive impairment. For a combined-treatment group, individuals showed improvement in learning and memory retention. The study concluded that lutein and zeaxanthin are positively influential in cognitive function in the elderly.

The great thing about eggs is that they can be a delicious addition to pretty much any dish you make. Add eggs to other delectable sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, such as kale, spinach, and corn. Caregivers offer assistance with meal preparations and can work with your dietician or doctor to drum up some delicious ways to improve memory retention and rate of learning. A certified nurse assistant (C.N.A.) can find out for you which foods go best with your current medication so that there is no counterproductive combination.

A-1 Home Care offers 24-hour elder care solutions for your dietary, transportation, custodial and companion care needs. From Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care to Hospice Care, we are your one-stop shop whether you need some relief for a few hours a day or someone to stay round-the-clock.

Call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit us online to find a caregiver near you. We serve the cities of Burbank, Pasadena, Altadena, Glendale, and other cities throughout Los Angeles County.

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