By: Traci Miller, Senior Director of Nutrition and Wellness The #MoveYourMind interactive cognitive health series at Morrison Living discusses the six pillars of brain health.  Nutrition, sleep, exercise, social connection, challenging the brain and stress management are all integral to our well-being.  When we experience continued stress: • Cortisol, which is increased with stress, can damage…

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By: Traci Miller, Senior Director of Nutrition and Wellness You might remember the six lifestyle habits that can protect brain health, as covered in our first installment. If not, here’s a quick recap: exercise, nutrition, sleep, challenging the brain, stress management, and staying socially connected. Our interactive education series #MoveYourMind discusses how these habits can…

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By Traci Miller, Senior Director of Nutrition and Wellness There are six lifestyle habits that can protect brain health: exercise, nutrition, sleep, challenging the brain, stress management, and staying socially connected. Morrison Living discusses how these factors can improve brain fitness in our interactive education series, Move Your Mind. The methods to maintain cognitive fitness…

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    By Traci Miller, Sr. Director of Nutrition & Wellness March is National Nutrition Month, which focuses on learning how you can tweak your food and beverage choices to be your healthiest YOU!  Morrison Community Living is committed to promoting the importance of good nutrition—not just to the communities we serve, but also to…

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Use of email, instant messaging and social media can result in less loneliness and fewer chronic illnesses and symptoms of depression for older adults, according to new research published online by the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking. And, Michigan State University researcher William Chopik, Ph.D., and his coauthors found, seniors like networking in such…

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Early mornings are routine for 69-year-old Hiroyuki Yamamoto. He’s typically at a busy intersection in the city of Matsudo, near Tokyo, where he volunteers as a school crossing guard. But one rainy morning a little over a year ago, an old woman caught his attention. She was pushing a bicycle. She was kind of disheveled.…

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Our health and safety needs can dramatically change as we age. Knowing this and preparing for the future, older adults can benefit from simple lifestyle changes to stay safe, whether they have recently moved to a residential community or are living in the same house they’ve owned for decades. The following tips can help seniors…

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