The Nathaniel Witherell Blog

Concerned About Memory Loss? Try These Strategies to Stay Sharp.

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Building memory muscle to reduce memory loss as you age is as important as keeping physically fit. Recently, the Mayo Clinic identified important activities to build that memory muscle. Here, we’ve combined the Mayo’s wisdom with insight from our own therapeutic recreation department to give you strategies you can use to keep your mind sharp….

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We’ve Got Jane Brody on the Brain

Events | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Forget your keys? Struggling to recall a name? Having memory lapses? As we age, these are typical experiences, but they don’t necessarily mean you have dementia. According to Jane Brody, long-time Personal Health Columnist for The New York Times, they are just symptomatic of a changing brain, which naturally occurs with age. She thinks, therefore,…

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Culinary Wellness Garden: Our ‘Farm to Fork’ Update

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

It’s summer harvest time at the Witherell, as our residents dig into the produce harvested from our own Culinary Wellness Garden! As you may remember, the Culinary Wellness Garden was created by Harry Shea and Bob Willis—long time friends and business partners. Harry and Bob, both food industry veterans with a passion for giving back…

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Weight Training: A Workout That Works for Seniors

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

We’ve heard about the importance of exercise for adults and children. But what about the elderly? Studies show that cardiovascular exercise and weight training can help prevent disease, improve cognitive function, reduce fall risk, and boost social interaction for seniors, too. What’s the best way to get started? We consulted Ailinh Tu, Rehabilitation Manager at…

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Seniors Need Good Nutrition: Here’s How to Encourage a Healthy Appetite

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Loss of appetite is a common complaint among the elderly. Often, a combination of medical and pharmacological issues causes seniors to lose interest in eating the foods they once loved, and that can lead to their skipping meals. Skipping meals can lead to unintentional weight loss, which increases risk for fractures, pressure wounds, infections, and…

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