Welcome to Sound Minds
As well as being a Geriatric Psychologist, Dr. William Matteson is a consultant, an accomplished speaker, an author, and founder and director of the Sound Minds Institute in Santa Monica, California.
Nationally known for his work on memory and the causes of memory disorders, Dr. Matteson is the author of five books including the top selling Stop Memory Loss! How to Fight Forgetfulness Over Forty and Caregivers Bible: Managing Behavior Problems in the Elderly, a book for professional caregivers of the aged.
There continues to be a steady flow of scientific research from around the globe to the benefits of eating well to maintain cognitive skills and slow the progress of dementia and Alzheimer’s. We have discussed the advantages of curtailing caloric intake to under 1500 calories a day; we have seen the advantages to eating antioxidant fruits such as berries and raisins; and the benefits to omega-3 fats found in seafood.
It appears that a study completed here in the USA and one in Europe have found that consuming 75 grams of blueberries and 150 strawberries weekly can help delay cognitive aging by two and half years. The research shows consuming a half a cup of blueberries and one cup of strawberries a week can help stave off dementia. Both fruits are rich in flavonoids, which are compounds found in plants rich in antioxidants…
About Dr. Matteson
WILLIAM MATTESON, PhD, is a licensed psychologist with a clinical practice focus in geriatric services. His practice includes conducting assessments; testing and evaluation; and creating treatment plans for elderly individuals with psychiatric problems. Dr. Matteson conducts training programs and case management consultation for the staffs of geropsychiatric hospitals, home health agencies, retirement homes, assisted living facilities, day treatment programs, skilled nursing facilities, and board and care homes.
ALZHEIMER’S & OTHER DEMENTIAS
Assessment, Differentiation and Interventions
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