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
010919 Combining mental and physical activities to keep your cognitive abilities sharp. Scientific research never ceases and constant investigations into what makes us healthy are no exception. Some of the recent research and subsequent reports result from observational studies. These observational studies were not designed to prove a cause and effect. Nonetheless, they still may … Continue reading 010919 Combining mental and physical activities to keep your cognitive abilities sharp
240719 SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS Physical activity interventions Physical activity should be recommended to adults with normal cognition to reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Quality of evidence: moderate Strength of the recommendation: strong Physical activity may be recommended to adults with mild cognitive impairment to reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Quality of evidence: low … Continue reading 240719 SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS
160719 Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia INTRODUCTION Dementia is a rapidly growing global public health problem. Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia, with approximately 60% living in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Every year, there are nearly 10 million new cases. The total number of people with dementia is projected to reach … Continue reading 160719 Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia
Cognitive Health We all know, or should know, that cognitive health is important to being able to maintain a healthy and happy life, it is important to manage your lifestyle in furtherance of that goal. As this site develops and matures, there will be ample additions of information to help us reach a ripe old … Continue reading Cognitive Health