Brain-Friendly Recipes for Memorial Day Barbecues

Delicious appetizer with artichokesby Jan Simpson Benvenuti

As May and June fill with family gatherings – weddings and graduations, Memorial Day barbecues and days lingering on a ball field or attending a school performance or recital – I am mindful of the delicious brain-healthy food we served preceding a recent talk I gave with Dr. Nancy Emerson Lombardo, one of our country’s experts on nutrition and cognition. I knew that Nancy and I would become fast friends when she told me to eat dark chocolate daily. As you plan your Memorial Day barbecue, you may find a tempting recipe on Dr. Lombardo’s website by clicking here.

Researchers  know that nutrition plays a key role in both the prevention of and the delay of the onset of  disease, including Alzheimer’s disease. In July, Boston will be hosting the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on July 13-18, 2013 at the Westin on Boston’s waterfront. If you have a loved one living with dementia and you are in town, you may want to register for the one-day program about Dementia Care, presented in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH. This is a unique opportunity to learn from international care experts. Here is the link to the program.

Enjoy your holiday and do pass along one of Nancy’s delicious recipes to your family and friends.

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