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Welcome to The Cedars, an award-winning retirement community in Portland, Maine, offering the full continuum of senior living options for every potential stage in your life: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care. At The Cedars, seniors embrace each day as an opportunity to grow. Our senior living community is designed to help them do just that. So choose to live in a place that gives you every opportunity to live life to the fullest—The Cedars.

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Maintaining a Healthy Brain

LWWD2Does playing cards or studying a foreign language help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease?  A recent study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen found that these kinds of activities support the “use it or lose it” theory in that they lead to greater brain volume as seen on neurological imaging tests.  Although the study did not reveal that brain games prevent Alzheimer’s Disease altogether, it did show they lead to better learning, memory and information processing.  The best evidence suggests that a healthy lifestyle of exercise, a balanced diet and not smoking, combined with activities such as going to museums, doing puzzles and reading books … Read more here.