Our Chef’s MIND Diet Meals are Best for Memory Care in Nevada

Fresh Ingredients Thoughtfully Chosen For The Mind


Practicing a healthy diet has a significant impact on overall health. Not only does it help with weight maintenance, but it also increases energy, decreases risk of disease, and fosters brain health. And for seniors, especially those experiencing memory issues, maintaining a nutrient-dense, healthy diet is crucial for maintaining quality of life.

At Stone Valley, a Reno memory care community, our residents’ happiness and health are at the forefront of all our amenities and programs, including our culinary program. As part of that program, we’ve implemented the MIND diet plan developed by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. According to the research, a proper diet can support the mind and even reduce risk of memory issues.

Keeping the brain healthy can be as simple as choosing to incorporate some fresh, delicious ingredients. The MIND diet guidelines recommend incorporating healthy foods like green vegetables, whole grains, berries, tree nuts, fish, and olive oil. It also recommends limiting some other foods, including red meat, butter, cheese, sweets, and fried food.

The MIND diet’s recommendations are incorporated in our daily menus at Stone Valley. And while we stick to these guidelines most of the time, our residents may find foods or ingredients that don’t always align with the MIND diet. That’s because we believe it’s okay to indulge thoughtfully and sparingly, and that enjoying some not-so-healthy favorites occasionally can improve quality of life.

A True Restaurant-Style Culinary Experience

At Stone Valley, our creative Executive Chef and dining team never force our residents to choose between flavor and nutrition. These healthy ingredients are used in delicious, comforting meals that are available in our restaurant-style dining room 24/7. No matter when hunger strikes, our residents will be greeted by our friendly staff and presented with menu options like:

  • Eggplant Parmesan: Layers of eggplant with tomato sauce and cheese, served with Garlic Bread Minestrone Soup.
  • Catch of the Day: Served with Brown Rice & Toasted Orzo Pilaf and Fiesta Vegetables.
  • Chicken Piccata: Served with butter noodles or sautéed asparagus and Waldorf salad.
  • While we have breakfast specials, we also have the following to choose from:
      – Eggs made any way, breakfast potato du jour, assorted fruit, assorted juices, choice of breakfast meat, and hot & cold cereals.

As you can see, everything at Stone Valley is meticulously considered for the overall wellness of our residents. Our dining team is always working to find creative ways to incorporate healthy ingredients into our menus and adapt to dietary needs or even residents’ favorite recipes. In addition, our restaurant-style dining allows our residents to enjoy their dining experience with friends and family while eating the foods they love and support their health.

Overall Wellness at our Reno Memory Care Community

If you’re looking for a memory care community that finds creative and research-backed ways to support residents’ memory and overall health, then look no further than Stone Valley. We believe in the six pillars of wellness: physical engagement, sensory stimulation, spiritual support, social connection, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression. These pillars are proven to assist in the overall well-being of our residents. Moreover, our goal is that these pillars hold off memory concerns for as long as possible with the MIND diet, memory care programs, activity classes, and social events.

We invite you to stop by our community to learn more about residency and have a complimentary dinner or lunch with us. Contact our friendly team at Stone Valley today.

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