Brain, Body, Billfold Programs Keeping Cobb County Seniors Active in July
If you're a Cobb County resident age 55 and over looking to engage in self-improvement, adopting technology, exercise, fun outings, and more, Cobb County Senior Services may have a July program to fit your interests.
Research Has Found That Untreated Sleep Apnea May Accelerate Aging
Obstructive sleep apnea impacts 22 million individuals in the United States and is associated with a greater risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks, stroke, and a number of other chronic conditions. PMC2546461 Researchers have also discovered that obstructive sleep apnea that is left untreated also speeds up the biological aging process which can be slowed or potentially reversed with appropriate treatment. (European Respiratory Journal)
How to Predict Human Behavior More Effectively
Have you ever found yourself surprised by someone’s behavior? Perhaps a friend who had always shown you kindness betrayed you by disclosing private information. Maybe old classmates at a high school reunion felt unrecognizable from when you last saw them. Maybe you surprised yourself when you acted in a manner that was out of character.
Aging: A Mental Health Perspective
Some dread aging; some look forward to it. The concept, from a mental health perspective, is nothing less than complex. Though I am a former mental health professional with training in Psychology, and I will share some personal experience, I am not a doctor and I will offer no medical advice or diagnosis herein. Please contact a currently practicing medical or mental health professional foranypotential issue related to this article that requires attention. Sources for this article includeCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.gov), American Psychological Association, Taylor & Francis, and Wikipedia.org.
5 Ways to "Spring" into Volunteering
If you are searching for an exciting way to give back this Spring season,Meals on Wheels Diablo Region is seeking volunteers to support their senior services!. Here are five exciting volunteer opportunities to get you out of the house and into the community this Spring:
Scientists From the U.S., Israel, Japan, and Australia Claim to Have Stopped or Reversed Aging
Repercussions include debates over morality issues. This article is based on scientific postings and accredited media reports. All linked information within this article is fully-attributed to the following outlets:Al Jazeera, Aging-US.com, ScienceAlert.com, HarvardMagazine.com, Eurekalert.com, Wikipedia.org, Salk Institute, MIT News, and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.
David Letterman Knocked Unconscious in August, Thanks RI Hospital
A video was posted on YouTube recently featuring David Letterman, who thanked the Rhode Island Hospital for the treatment he received following a trip and fall in which Letterman was knocked unconscious after hitting his head.
A Cup of Coffee - Opinion: Are we old yet?
Over the weekend, my husband and I took a long drive. As I stared out the window, I started thinking about my gray hair. I’ve made peace with my hair. I’ve decided to let it grow in however that looks, and not dye it. I smiled internally, visualizing myself with a head of “wisdom hairs“, and felt very comfortable with the changes my body was going through.
An introduction to micro-needling
I used to be one of those people who questioned those who used botox to the extent their face could no longer produce real expression. I never thought I'd consider any cosmetic alteration, planning to embrace aging gracefully. Well, I am here to say I withdraw all these statements. I recall looking in the mirror earlier this year and suddenly wondering, when had the skin under my chin stopped being tight and when had my jowls started to droop?
Losing and Finding Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence
When I was in my teens and twenties, I was very confident, but at some point I lost self-esteem, and confidence. The definitions of Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem. Self-esteem and self-confidence overlap, but they are different.
Physical activity linked to a lower Alzheimer's disease risk
Happy Elderly Couple Holding Hands while Crossing on the Pedestrian LaneSHVETS production/Pexels. "One exciting finding of this study is that as people's fitness improved, their risk of Alzheimer's disease decreased—it was not an all-or-nothing proposition," stated study author Edward Zamrini, MD, from the Washington VA Medical Center, and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.
The Joys and Anxieties of Aging
For those who have retained their childhood memories, aging often comes with an emotional price. This article is free of bias, and is based on conclusions of accredited medical organizations and mental health professionals including licensed psychiatrists and psychologists. Though I myself am a former mental health professional with training in Psychology, and I will share some relevant personal information within this article, I am not a doctor and I offer no medical advice herein. Please contact a currently practicing medical or mental health professional for any potential issue that requires attention, whether age-related or otherwise. Sources for this article include Mandy Oaklander of Time, The Journal for Clinical Psychiatry, The University of Michigan, Jane Fleming for TheConversation.com, and Bill Murphy, Jr. from Inc.com.
Two Fruits For Skin Health According To Science
Most people choose to avoid fruits and vegetables. Do you? One in every ten adults eats the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day. The Dietary Guidelines of Americans suggest two and a half cups for vegetables. And two cups for fruits, which adds up to about nine servings for the day. American Institute for Cancer Research studies says the benefit goes beyond general health. The results link decreased risk of developing cancer to five servings daily.
A Free Way To Slow Aging
In 2020, the global skincare product market was worth US$140.92 billion. Experts project a 4.69% valuation increase for the period 2021-2026. It will be a tremendous value jump. Forecasts predict the beauty niche will be worth over 177 billion in 2025.
Aurora decision to close adult daycare surprises commissioner
(Aurora, Colo.) The leader of Aurora's Commission for Older Adults told City Council Monday that the city's adult day care program "has been terminated" without giving her any notice.
The Hip Flexors May Be a Vital Muscle for the Elderly
What are the most important physical markers of health as we age?. Researchers and doctors often ask this question. I have to consider it daily in the clinic as a physical therapist.