Boston (March 1, 2010) –Senior Living Residences (SLR), a leader in providing assisted living and Alzheimer’s care to New England seniors honoring National Nutrition Month®, a program created by the American Dietetic Association, by offering the public nutritious “Tasty Tips” direct from the innovative nutrition program in place at SLR assisted living communities

These “tips” include the free giveaway of a tasty blend of spices now enjoyed by residents at SLR communities, an SLR original Pita Chip healthy snack recipe and the opportunity to meet and hear directly from internationally recognized brain health nutrition expert Nancy Emerson Lombardo, PhD, adjunct research assistant professor of neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine and President of HealthCare Insights, LLC.  Dr. Emerson Lombardo co-founded the National Alzheimer’s Association in 1980, and Alzheimer’s Disease International in 1985, and has spent the past decade researching the effects of nutrition on the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

SLR, which follows a research-based model of treatment and care and places a strong emphasis on innovation, is the first assisted living company in the nation to implement the Memory Preservation Nutrition® program, developed by Dr. Emerson Lombardo[i]. SLR communities working with Dr. Emerson Lombardo have enthusiastically embraced the central features of this program and have taken to heart MPN™ recommendations to use more spices, plant foods, and omega 3’s. President Bob Larkin is proud that “SLR is the first assisted living company in the nation to put spices on every dining table and develop our own proprietary blend of spices.”

“Tasty Tips” in honor of National Nutrition Month:

  • SLR’s MOTTO: SPICE IT UP! Substitute spices and herbs, such as cinnamon, ginger, and parsley, as tasty and healthy alternatives to salt and sugar. During the month of March SLR is giving away free to any New Englander a sample of SLR’s in-house spice blend, which is nutrient rich and includes potent antioxidants to enhance the body’s natural ability to fight disease. Use it as a seasoning on poultry, fish, meat and on salads and soups as well. To receive your free sample email
  • GO GREEN; GO NUTS!!!: A major nutritional strategy in the MPN™ is to use more and varied plant foods, including vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds, whole grains, spices and fruits, and fewer animal foods;
  • SNACK WELL WITH SLR’S PITA CHIP RECIPE: Try SLR’s original Pita Chips with Hummus snack recipe. This simple and quick recipe uses whole wheat pita bread, SLR’s in-house spice blend, olive oil and cod liver oil, plus homemade hummus made of chickpeas, tahini, lemons and fresh garlic cloves. To receive the full recipe at no cost, email SLR at

As part of her program, Dr. Emerson Lombardo suggests:

  • BE KIND TO YOUR INNER HIPPO: Hippocampus, that is.  “The delicate hippocampus, seat of memory in the brain, is especially sensitive to imbalances in blood sugar and fats.
  • BE BRAINY: “To increase heart and brain wellness, favor foods that regulate and lower blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation and cholesterol levels, and are high in anti-oxidants to prevent oxidation of cholesterol, DNA and brain cells.”

MEET ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING EXPERTS: Attend an event hosted by SLR communities featuring Dr. Nancy Emerson Lombardo who will share her evidence-based guidelines for brain healthy eating, and she and SLR chefs will share some additional of their favorite “brain healthy” recipes. For more information on these upcoming events, email to

Robert Larkin, president of Senior Living Residences, commenting on the relationship between healthy aging and a healthy memory, stated: “At SLR, we have a truly holistic approach, aiming to improve our residents’ quality of life on all levels. Nutrition is just one of our focuses, but an important one. The feedback we’ve received since implementing the Memory Preservation Nutrition® Program has been ALL positive – anecdotally, families have been telling us they are seeing improvements in the health of their loved ones after moving to one of our communities.”

Dr. Lombardo will be presenting her research, including her work with SLR’s assisted living communities, at the 25th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) in Thessaloniki, Greece on March 9 – 13, 2010  She states that “Scientists researching Alzheimer’s disease believe changes and damage in the brain begin long before there are any symptoms of the disease. Following the Memory Preservation Nutrition® program can be an important step to take to protect your own brain health.” Since research shows that cardio- vascular disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar all threaten brain health, the Memory Preservation Nutrition® program as implemented at SLR communities, aims to help reduce or manage all these issues.

About Senior Living Residences –

Since 1990, Senior Living Residences of Boston, MA has created service-enriched housing and care options for seniors in New England. Fervently adhering to its “Right Values”—Resident Quality of Life, Valued Associates, Integrity and Innovation—SLR is a trusted leader in the communities it serves through innovative programs and services. Partnering with equally committed organizations, such as the Boston University School of Medicine’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center, SLR remains at the forefront of research-based care for seniors, especially those living with Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, contact SLR at 617-268-9140 or online at

About HealthCare Insights, LLC –

Founded by Nancy Emerson Lombardo, PhD, HealthCare Insights, LLC, (HCI) is dedicated to research-based programs and educational efforts designed to help people of all ages protect and enhance their brain health.  HCI is also committed to improving the health and well-being of persons with Alzheimer’s disease, and their

care partners. Dr. Emerson Lombardo has worked for more than 30 years in the fields of Alzheimer’s disease and services for older adults. During the past decade she has developed lifestyle interventions to promote brain health and to improve quality of life for adults of all ages. To learn more about how you can integrate the principles of the Memory Preservation Nutrition® program into your lifestyle or healthcare program, contact Dr. Emerson Lombardo at 978-621-1926 or online at


[i] Emerson Lombardo NB.Volicer L. Martin A et al. (2006) Memory preservation diet to Reduce Risk and Slow Progression of AD  in Vellas B. Grundman M. Feldman H. Fitten LJ. Winblad B. editors, Research and Practice in Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline, vol 9:138-159.


September 14, 2009 JOINT PRESS RELEASE from Senior Living Residents, LLC and HealthCare Insights, LLC


Independent Living    Assisted Living    Memory Support


Health Care Insights, LLC
Memory Preservation Nutrition®
& Brain Wellness Services™

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact:

Erin Whalen, Alzheimer’s Care Specialist

Senior Living Residences
388 E. 8th St., Boston, MA 02127

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