Senior Living

Talking With Your Parents About Independent Living

Starting the conversation about their options AARP, May 8, 2012 Your parents might have lived in their home for decades, so it’s understandable that they are not eager to move to a new place when they get older. Even if the house is getting difficult to maintain or doesn’t meet their needs, there are years of memories there. Change can be hard. It’s good to talk with your parents while they are still healthy about what might be needed to remain living independently — often parents and loved ones find some peace of mind in [...]

2016-06-10T19:04:06+00:00By |Senior Living|

A good laugh can mean good health for Seniors

A little laughter can go a long way, a new study reveals. We all know the mood-boosting benefits of a good laugh, but researchers at California's Loma Linda University set out to find out if humor can deliver more than just comic relief. The study looked at 20 healthy older adults in their 60s and 70s, measuring their stress levels and short-term memory. One group was asked to sit silently, not talking, reading, or using their cellphones, while the other group watched funny videos. After 20 minutes, the participants gave saliva samples and took a [...]

2016-06-10T19:04:40+00:00By |Senior Living|

Recipe for Brain Health: Diet, Exercise, Brain Training

A large new study has confirmed what doctors have suspected for years: that embracing a healthy lifestyle can slow the rate of cognitive aging in older adults at risk of dementia. The study, published this week in the Lancet, found that a combination of a healthy diet, strength training, aerobic exercise, brain games and controlling blood pressure and weight slows mental decline in older people. For this study,  1,260 Finnish men and women between the ages of 60 and 77 who were at high risk for developing dementia were divided into two groups. Half of the people participated in [...]

2015-04-21T18:21:05+00:00By |Senior Living|

Exercises to help prevent falls

From the National Institute on Health If you have a medical problem or you are an older adult, you may be at risk of falling or tripping. This can result in broken bones or more even serious injuries. Exercising can help prevent falls because it can: Make your muscles stronger and more flexible Improve your balance Increase how long you can be active You can do the following exercises anytime and almost anywhere. As you get stronger, try to hold each position longer or add light weights to your ankles. This will increase how effective [...]

2015-04-10T09:03:03+00:00By |Senior Living|

Potential New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory — At Least In Mice

By Ann Brenoff, Huffington Post A team of Australian researchers has come up with a noninvasive ultrasound technology that could restore memory in Alzheimer's patients. In a study released earlier this month, two researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland found that the ultrasound therapy clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques -- structures that are blamed for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers reported fully restoring the memories of 75 percent of the mice that were treated with the [...]

2015-03-25T17:13:06+00:00By |Senior Living|
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