Posts Tagged ‘dementia’

The Healing Power of Humor

You know how you often feel better after a good laugh? It turns out there’s more to it than just the good humor. Science says laughter and humor can actually generate health and well-being. Scientists actually research the effect of laughter on different physiological responses, and here’s what they’ve found: Humor may boost your immune…

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What to Eat as You Age

“You are what you eat.” We don’t know who said it first, but it’s certainly true. Numerous studies have proven that what we eat plays a big part in our overall health.  While it’s always important to eat nutritious foods from all the food groups, our food choices become even more important as we age.…

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Music and Medicine

As a baby, you fell asleep to soft lullabies; as a child you sang silly songs that helped you learn new things; and in your teens, the music you listened to defined your tastes, friendships, and preferences. Now as a senior, music can help you heal. Yes, the magic of music isn’t just for kids.…

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Aerobic Exercise can Delay or Reduce Alzheimer’s Disease

A study published last week in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society links aerobic exercise to improvements in Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. The study was a meta-analysis that reviewed 19 previous studies on the effect of exercise on Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers found that aerobic exercise, in particular, has a “moderate favorable effect on cognitive…

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Elderly Hearing Loss: A Silent Epidemic Leads To Social Isolation

Elderly hearing loss is a silent epidemic that also leads to social isolation. Seniors avoid activities, drop out of life-long interests, and isolate away from friends. All because they simply can’t hear well enough in group situations.     Elderly: Can The Deaf Hear You? One method to keep hard of hearing seniors engaged is a…

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