Lifestyle

Living a healthier life seems like a no-brainer- we all need to eat healthy and exercise often to live a longer life. But what if it could improve your cognition too? Here, we’ll showcase different diets, exercises, and brain training techniques that all focus on boosting your cognition.
Graphic of Busy Brain Activity | MCI 911 Mild Cognitive Impairment

Food for Thought

Many Colors Vegetable Soup

Contributed by Mary T. Newport, MD Ingredients: Yield: about 6 to 12 servings 2 tablespoons minced garlic 3 tablespoons coconut

Keto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Contributed by Mary T. Newport, MD Ingredients: Yield: One sandwich 2 to 3 ounces favorite sliced cheese 2 slices low-carb

Mary’s Favorite Omelet

Contributed by Mary T. Newport, MD Ingredients: Yield: One serving 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2 or 3 fresh eggs 2

Coconut Macaroons

Contributed by Mary T. Newport, MD Ingredients: Yield: 18 small cookies 2 egg whites Pinch of salt ½ teaspoon vanilla,

Simple Salmon Dinner for Two

Contributed by Mary T. Newport, MD Ingredients: Yield: 2-3 servings 10- to 12-ounce salmon fillet, any size 1 bunch fresh

Exercise Your Mind

The Crossword Conundrum- Helpful for Cognition?

Much research indicates that working crosswords may help ward off memory loss in older adults and may benefit those who already have MCI. Not a cure-all, but why not try it?

Brain-Training Games

The science of neuroplasticity has taught us that the brain is always capable of change. Keeping the brain active by reading, playing cards, quilting, watching the evening news, having fun with BTGs, or looking at old photo albums may well help some people maintain their memory and mental agility

Strengthen Your Body

Walking Improves MCI Memory

A growing body of evidence indicates that walking, or any form of mildly or moderately intense physical exercise, is beneficial to MCI.