1. 120. REPLAY: How brain fitness slows down dementia and Alzheimer's disease Lori Williams Senior Services 47:09

Prevention is key when it comes to health – and the same goes for dementia. Just as you’d exercise to help your physical fitness, you can train your brain to help ward off mental decline.

Mental fitness is a passion for Ron Nevelow, licensed clinical social worker and certified dementia practitioner. With his practice, called Enlighten Senior Care, he and a team of mental health practitioners work in senior living communities to provide onsite mental and brain health services.

He joins Senior Services Expert Lori Williams to discuss:

– The difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s

– The 5 proven ways to work toward (and keep) a healthier brain

– Activities that challenge cognitive decline

– And more

Topics discussed:

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s

Mental health

Aerobic exercise

Foods preventing dementia

Senior living communities

The importance of staying social

Dementia is a progressive, incurable disease, but Enlighten’s program can slow down its progression and help prevent it in the first place.

Takeaways from this episode:

– Enlighten supports adjustment issues and life transitions, mental health, and brain fitness programs to help with mild-to-moderate cognitive impairment or those with dementia.

– The most important proven method to keep your brain healthy is aerobic exercise, ideally 30 minutes, 5 days a week.

– Challenging cognitive activities should push your brain to work short-term memory. The best way to do this? Learn something new. This also helps foster a sense of purpose.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Reach out about Enlighten Senior Care:

Ron Nevelow, LCSW, CDP

Executive Vice President of Business Development



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Lori Williams Senior Living Expert & Host of the Podcast, Aging in Style

Owner/Founder of Lori Williams - Senior Services. I’ve worked in senior living for over 16 years. My passion for learning all I could about aging, dementia and resources for older adults was inspired by my grandmother who was diagnosed with dementia in 1994. I am also the creator and host of the podcast, Aging in Style. The purpose of the podcast is to educate on all things senior related and to share stories of inspirational seniors.

I have a degree in Marketing from LSU, and I am a Certified Senior Advisor and a Certified Dementia Practitioner.