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The Brain Game
Happy Brain Awareness Month

The Brain Game
Happy Brain Awareness Month

At RMD, there are many things that we love. Food … And the Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association are just two of them. In that June is Brain Awareness Month, we thought we’d marry the two and encourage as many people as possible to eat more of these WebMD-suggested foods to boost your memory.

There’s no denying that as we age chronologically, our body ages right along with us. But research shows us that we can increase our chances of maintaining a healthy brain well into our old age if we add these “smart” foods to our daily eating regimen. Enjoy!
 

Blueberries help prevent Alzheimer's
Blueberries. Studies have shown that diets rich in blueberries significantly improved both the learning capacity and motor skills of aging rats, making them mentally equivalent to much younger rats. Try them fresh, frozen, or freeze-dried.

Wild Salmon helps prevent Alzheimer's
Wild salmon. Deep-water fish, such as salmon, are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are essential for brain function. Omega-3s also contain anti-inflammatory substances. Other oily fish that provide the benefits of omega-3s are sardines and herring. Eat at least one
4-ounce serving, two to three times a week.

Nuts and Seeds help prevent Alzheimer's
Nuts and seeds. Nuts and seeds are good sources of vitamin E — which corresponds with less cognitive decline as we get older. Once a day, enjoy walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, filberts, almonds, cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flax seed, and non-hydrogenated nut butters such as peanut butter, almond butter, and tahini.

Nuts and Seeds help prevent Alzheimer's
Avocados. Avocados are almost as good as blueberries in promoting brain health. They also lower blood pressure, but are high in calories, however, so add just 1/4 to 1/2 of an avocado to one daily meal.

Whole Grains help prevent Alzheimer's
Whole grains. Whole grains, such as oatmeal, whole-grain breads, and brown rice can reduce the risk for heart disease. Every organ in the body is dependent on blood flow, so if you promote cardiovascular health, you’re promoting good flow to the organ system, which includes the brain. Consume 1/2 cup of whole-grain cereal, 1 slice of bread two-thee times day, or 2 tablespoons of wheat germ a day.

 
 
 

Columbus Area Professionals Join the
Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Columbus Area Professionals Join the
Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Four Central Ohio Professionals Appointed to the Association’s Board

The Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter has announced the appointment of four new board members to serve on its board of directors. The board members will serve one term each, and will be tapped for their passion, expertise and ability to encourage others to get involved in making a difference to patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia in Central Ohio and the 14 regions served by the chapter, and their caregivers.  The new board members include Sue Reninger of RMD Advertising, Scott McKim of Nationwide Bank, Chris Joos of Plante Moran and Scott Claunch of Cardinal Health.  In addition to the board members, two team members have been added to the team’s staff of qualified healthcare professionals.

Sue Reninger is a Managing Partner of Client Brand Strategy at RMD Advertising.  Reninger brings more than two decades of marketing expertise and a number of board appointments to her work on the Alzheimer’s board.  “All of our professional success means nothing if we can not give to those in need. For me, Alzheimer’s is a personal mission.  We may not be able to cure Alzheimer’s, but we can use our talents to raise awareness and the much needed funds for research and support services,” shares Reninger.

Scott McKim is an Associate Vice President & Lending Product Manager for Nationwide Bank.  McKim’s purpose is rooted in assistance and caregiver support.  “My purpose is to provide assistance and relief to the caregivers who are ultimately impacted by Alzheimer’s, so they may better cope with the terrible impact of this disease and what it does to their friend or family member,” offers McKim.

Chris Joos, a CPA Partner at Plante Moran in Columbus, specializes in the Healthcare sector. “I want to use my 25 years of experience in the Senior Care Industry to help further the goals and mission of the Alzheimer’s Association in serving my community’s families impacted by a dementia disease,” shares Joos.

Finally, Scott Claunch, RPh, BCNP, is a Vice President of Nuclear Pharmacy Services at Cardinal Health.  “In my work everything you do has a real, meaningful impact on a human life. That’s what I want to do for everyone connected to Alzheimer’s, I want to make a meaningful difference in their lives,” offers Claunch.

To learn more about becoming engaged in the work of the Alzheimer’s Association, please contact interim executive director, Joanie Johnson at jjohnson1@alz.org  or call 614-457-6003.

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