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Which Foods Are Good for Brain Health?

Which Foods Are Good for Brain Health? A miracle brain power supplement? Superfood capsules? Herbal shakes with mysterious “cognitive health” enzymes? If you watch TV or go on the internet or read magazines, you are likely bombarded with commercials for products claiming to protect the memory and stave off dementia, even to “boost brain power.”… Read More

10 Tips for Senior Cyclists

10 Tips for Senior Cyclists A few weeks ago, President Biden made the headlines when he took a spill while riding his bike with the First Lady near his Delaware home. Of course, news pundits quickly started a debate about whether it is safe for seniors to cycle. Their questions might be answered if they… Read More

Fourth of July Safety Precautions From Medical Experts

Fourth of July Safety Precautions From Medical Experts In 2020 and 2021, many communities cut back or cancelled their Independence Day celebrations. Public safety experts reported that in the absence of traditional public fireworks displays, more people decided to put on their own amateur shows—and this resulted in an increase in injuries. According to the… Read More

Spending Time in Nature Provides a Health Boost for Older Adults

Spending Time in Nature Provides a Health Boost for Older Adults During the pandemic, many people quarantined in their homes and didn’t go out as much. On the other hand, public health experts told us that socializing outdoors was much safer than inside. Events from weddings to family nursing home visits to church services migrated… Read More

Controlling High Blood Pressure Is Good for the Brain

Controlling High Blood Pressure Is Good for the Brain During May, we have been celebrating National High Blood Pressure Education Month. Here is an important reason to learn more about hypertension. Why do older adults experience memory and thinking problems? For years, the assumption was that most dementia was caused by Alzheimer’s disease. But more… Read More

Sleep Lessons from Our Ancestors

Sleep Lessons from Our Ancestors With all the advances of modern medical science, it can still be useful to look at the health practices of our species over time. We evolved in a far different environment than most of us live in today, and our brains and bodies may not have caught up yet. Sleep… Read More

5 Ways Hearing Loss Raises the Risk of Dementia

5 Ways Hearing Loss Raises the Risk of Dementia Researchers from Newcastle University in the UK recently shared a startling statistic: Epidemiological studies show that untreated hearing loss is responsible for 10% of all cases of dementia. For some time, scientists have studied this connection. Research shows that certain underlying causes can cause both dementia… Read More

Arthritis and Rainy Weather: Is There a Connection?

Arthritis and Rainy Weather: Is There a Connection? April showers bring May flowers…and according to an old belief, they also bring a worsening of arthritis. Some people even claim they can predict rain when their joints ache. But is that true, or a myth? May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, so let’s take a look… Read More

Pet Safety for Older Adults

Pet Safety for Older Adults A February 2022 study from the University of Florida showed that when it comes to your memory health, your dog is indeed a very good boy! For that matter, your feline friends and even fish and turtles provide a brain boost. Sociology doctoral candidate Jennifer Applebaum led the study of… Read More

Does the Woodstock Generation Have a Drug Problem?

Does the Woodstock Generation Have a Drug Problem? Timothy Leary’s “turn on, tune in, drop out” … hippies passing around a joint at a music festival … rock bands taking drug-fueled “trips.” That’s the stereotype of the baby boomers, and several studies from 2022 suggest that many members of the generation—people born from 1946 to… Read More