Alzheimer’s Awareness Spotlighted by Independent- and Assisted-Living New Jersey Senior Community Near Staten Island

The Villas is a luxury senior living community with locations in Holmdel, N.J., and Manalapan, N.J., where you can take life to the next level, enjoy a host of high-end amenities, and embrace a concierge lifestyle.

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Villas of Holmdel, N.J., and the Villas of Manalapan, N.J., Share Vital Information from Alzheimer’s Association

STATEN ISLAND, NY, UNITED STATES, June 25, 2022 / — With an ongoing emphasis on health and wellness, the Villas of Holmdel, N.J., and the Villas of Manalapan, N.J., are shedding light on Alzheimer’s disease and brain health. With this in mind, the Villas, a luxurious, healthy-living senior apartment community with two locations close to Staten Island, N.Y., is sharing information from the Alzheimer’s Association and offering some useful related tips.

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. This can include symptoms like decline in memory, reasoning, or other thinking skills.

“Millions of Americans are living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias,” as cited on page 19 of the Alzheimer’s Association’s “2022 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” report.

To alert individuals and their loved ones of Alzheimer’s warning signs, the Villas of Holmdel and the Villas of Manalapan are sharing the following 10 early signs and symptoms of the disease, as listed by the Alzheimer’s Association:

1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life

2. Challenges in planning or solving problems

3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks

4. Confusion with time or place

5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships

6. New problems with words in speaking or writing

7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps

8. Decreased or poor judgment

9. Withdrawal from work or social activities

10. Changes in mood and personality


Registered dietitian nutritionist Michelle Bruno of the Villas calls attention to a variety of factors that may impact brain aging, such as:

1. Keeping the brain active

2. Exercise

3. Sleep

4. General health

5. Blood pressure

6. Stress

7. Genetics

Bruno and her Villas wellness team suggest including the following foods in one’s diet, as they have been connected to improving brain health:


These have powerful neuroprotective properties and have been shown to have a role in both preventing and remediating cognitive decline. Choose fresh or frozen blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, mulberries, black currants, blackberries, or cranberries.


Research shows that those who enjoy a daily helping of leafy greens have a slower rate of cognitive decline. Choose fresh or lightly sautéed arugula, basil, beet greens, butter leaf, cilantro, collard greens, dandelion greens, endive, kale, mustard greens, spinach, chard, and mustard greens.


Nuts protect our hearts and brains, and are an excellent source of nutrition and fiber. Choose organic, raw or dry roasted walnuts, macadamias, pecans, pistachios, almonds, and flaxseeds.


This fish is high omega-3 content, specifically DHA, which is important for aging brains. Choose fresh or flash frozen, wild caught from the Pacific such as sockeye, king, coho, or pink salmon.


Olives and olive oil are rich in polyphenols – micronutrients packed with antioxidants – which contribute to protective qualities for the brain. Primarily use as a finishing oil (not heated), choose highest polyphenol content, extra virgin, and in a dark glass bottle.


Studies show caffeine and coffee can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease even in seniors who already have some form of dementia. Decaf can also be beneficial.


Coconuts are rich in a type of fat called MCTs (medium chain triglycerides). Research shows that when some people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease eat a diet rich in MCTs, they had improved memory, attention, and cognition. Choose virgin and avoid heating above 350 degrees Fahrenheit.


Among the most nutrient dense of all vegetables, these are powerful detoxifiers. Choose raw, or lightly steamed or sautéed, leafy greens (arugula, collard greens, dandelion greens, mustard greens, Swiss chard, watercress), alliums (garlic, leeks, onions, shallots), and brassicas (bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower).

To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association, available resources and how you can get involved to support the cause, visit

About the Villas

The Villas is a luxury senior living community with locations in Holmdel, N.J., and Manalapan, N.J., where you can take life to the next level, enjoy a host of high-end amenities, and embrace a concierge lifestyle.

Orchestrated by Hackensack Meridian Health, the Villas is uniquely focused on wellness and prevention – and ideal for singles and couples alike.

Mirroring the ambiance and accommodations of a world-class resort, the luxurious community offers a unique arrangement of supervision and increased healthcare with onsite physician services.

Embracing independent-living, assisted-living, skilled-nursing and memory-care needs on specialized floors, the Villas eliminates the need to relocate elsewhere due to health issues, allowing couples to remain together in a comforting, well-managed, posh environment.

The Villas of Holmdel is located at 200 Commons Way, Holmdel NJ 07733. For information, or to schedule a tour, The Villas of Holmdel may be reached at 732-241-5554

The Villas of Manalapan is located at 289 Gordons Corner Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726. For information, or to schedule a tour, the Villas may be reached at 732-939-3158.

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