030223 Cognitive Health and Older Adults part 4 Stay Connected with Social Activities

Cognitive health  — the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember — is an important component of performing everyday activities. Cognitive health is just one aspect of overall brain health.

300922 Mild cognitive impairment

Some older adults have a condition called mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, meaning they have more memory or other thinking problems than other people their age. People with MCI can usually take care of themselves and do their normal activities. MCI may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, but not everyone with MCI will develop Alzheimer's.

230922 Memory Forgetfulness, and Aging: What’s Normal and What’s Not?

Many older adults worry about their memory and other thinking abilities. For example, they might be concerned about taking longer than before to learn new things, or they may sometimes forget to pay a bill. These changes are usually signs of mild forgetfulness — often a normal part of aging — not serious memory problems.

250920 Poets to read in a time of political strife

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.

201119 Maintaining mental sharpness

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

240719 SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS[1]

240719 SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS[1] 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[1]

160719 Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia

160719 Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia[1] 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