Jane Brody Shares What Works and What Doesn’t to Maintain a Healthy Brain

The good news for brain health? A Mediterranean diet and a daily glass of wine are A-OK. The bad news? Cheese, ice cream, and red meat, which should only be consumed moderately. So advised New York Times personal health columnist, Jane Brody, to a crowd of mentally sharp (and hoping to stay that way) Greenwich…

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The Nathaniel Witherell Hailed as “High Performing” by U.S. News & World Report!

Well, we’ve done it again! The Witherell’s Short-Term Rehabilitation unit has earned a “High Performing” Short-Term Rehabilitation ranking from U.S. News & World Report for the second year in a row since the rating was first launched in 2018-19. With the release of the 2020-21 rankings, The Witherell once again claims a top spot for…

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New York Times Columnist Jane Brody to Keynote Friends Luncheon on Nov 7th

The Friends of Nathaniel Witherell have tapped New York Times columnist Jane Brody to share her wisdom on brain health and healthy aging at a luncheon to benefit the work of The Friends of Nathaniel Witherell, Thursday, November 7, at Greenwich Country Club, beginning at 11:30 a.m. This event is a continuation of Witherell’s popular…

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We’ve Got Jane Brody on the Brain

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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Weight Training: A Workout That Works for Seniors

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

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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