Nancy Emerson Lombardo, Ph.D. President, Brain Health and Wellness Center, meets with Tracey Brown, Amazing Place Executive Director, to review the benefits of brain-healthy foods such as fresh berries and green leafy vegetables, whole grains, olive and fish oil, nuts and spices, in preventing and slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Memory Preservation Nutrition® Program

Amazing Place is the first day program in the U.S. and only facility outside of Massachusetts to implement the innovative brain-healthy nutrition program, Memory Preservation Nutrition™ for its participants. The unique evidence-based program, developed by the Brain Health and Wellness Center® under the leadership of Nancy Emerson Lombardo, Ph.D., incorporates foods and nutrients shown to improve overall brain health, reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, and slow the progression of the disease in those who have been diagnosed.

The new brain-healthy menus at Amazing Place include more vegetarian and seafood entrees, fresh vegetables, whole grains, spices, healthier snacks, and brain-healthy desserts. In addition, the new nutrition program focuses on reducing cholesterol, refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup and animal saturated fats and eliminating all trans fats. Some examples of menu items include orange-avocado salad, homemade hummus with fresh raw vegetables, spinach enchiladas, crab cakes, lentil soup, cheese soufflé, and brain-healthy apple crisp.

Amazing Place is also expanding the program to educate participants’ families as well as the community on brain-healthy nutrition. If your company, church, professional or civic group is interested in a presentation on the Memory Preservation Nutrition® Program, contact Susan Giles, Amazing Place Community and Church Liaison at 713-552-0420 or sgiles@amazingplacehouston.org.