As dementia numbers continue to spike locally and nationally, volunteers like Redondo Beach resident Avra Diamond bring companionship and joy to those struggling with the degenerative condition through BCHD’s ‘Brain Buddies’ program

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1. We found that eating meat is bad for your brain, which requires vegetables, fruit, pulses, grains and healthy fats to thrive. We therefore recommend a plant-based diet low in sugar, salt and processed foods.

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There may still be no cure for Alzheimer’s but, with the right advice, we can be mentally active for longer, reverse the debilitating symptoms of the disease and ultimately add more happy, healthy years to our lives. Here’s how you can start....

Every thursday afternoon, 73-year-old Avra Diamond (pictured above) visits her 90-year-old neighbor, Ana Marie. They started out in the summer playing games and coloring, but they have now eased into comfortable talks about the older woman’s lifetime...

By encouraging healthy eating habits at a young age, parents can positively sculpt their child’s lifelong relationship with food and help them grow into healthy adults. Below are five easy steps to help get you started.

1. Provide a...

Fred Manna’s charm and passion can light up a room instantly. The enthusiasm he shows toward his volunteer work is catching and it’s easy to see that he loves doing it.

Born and raised in Chicago, Fred first came to Orange County in 1982 when...

The winter season (or at least our SoCal version of it) is upon us. The days get shorter, temperatures cool down, our normally crowded beaches empty and for some, depression and anxiety set in. Known as the “winter blues,” this mood-altering season...

Center for Health & Fitness member Corey Newman stays in top physical condition to better assist her special needs son in daily life

It’s that fleeting time of year when Americans resolve to spend more time at the gym and eat...

by Mark McDermott, Easy Reader News

A workshop Monday night featuring two of the most prominent city designers in the United States will explore how the three Beach Cities could be better built to foster a more vital sense of community.

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Native to Argentina, Mara Blum immigrated to the states with her parents at the age of 5. As a child, Mara acted in commercials and after-school specials but later decided to leave acting behind to become a medical malpractice lawyer, a career she...

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