150121 Body changes after sixty, information for those with inquiring minds part one of two Here is a short, perhaps, depressing list of a few of the things that happen as we get older. Take heart though because, to a certain extent, mitigation of some of these issues helps, so don’t give up hope just … Continue reading 150121 Body changes after sixty, information for those with inquiring minds part one of two
If you wear glasses, use hearing aids, and during this COVID-19 pandemic, also wear a mask, this piece is for you! This is longer than the normal one from me, but it is highly informative and I urge you to read it through to make the day easier when combining all three of the aforementioned articles.
Despite the changes in cognition that may come with age, older adults can still do many of the things they have enjoyed their whole lives. Research shows that older adults can still: • Learn new skills • Form new memories • Improve vocabulary and language skills
Being exposed to an environment filled with novel stimuli can benefit cognition, including memory.
A study, published in Neurology, suggests there is an association between high blood sugar on the high end of normal and brain shrinkage.
During times of political strife people look to thinkers, leaders, helpers and especially artists. Not only do artists capture and expressively reflect ideas of the time, but they can offer humanity, guidance and healing. Here are a few poets to look for inspiration, catharsis and restoration during these times.
Research increasingly links vision impairment to the risk for dementia, but there are limited long-term studies that evaluate this association.
201119 Maintaining mental sharpness Use it or lose it applies to most things in life. This principle applies equally to both physical and mental abilities since each aspect declines without daily challenges. It is common knowledge that if the muscles and cardiovascular systems aren't subjected to an appropriate level of intensity, frequency, and duration of … Continue reading 201119 Maintaining mental sharpness
271019 Goal setting If you are going to get into better physical condition, then you need a plan and setting up your plan requires having a goal, or goals to reach. Goals are objectives that are just out of reach now, but with proper attention can be achieved with effort on your part. Don’t set … Continue reading 271019 Goal setting
181019 Lower your blood pressure High blood pressure is often referred to as the silent killer because its effects are rarely felt until the disease has progressed to a dangerous level. Here is a list of four things that you can do to potentially lower your blood pressure. If you weigh too much, lose weight. … Continue reading 181019 Lower your blood pressure