Researchers Confirm Link Between Vitamin D And Dementia

Researchers Confirm Link Between Vitamin D And Dementia

According to a recent study, researchers are able to confirm the link between vitamin D deficiency and dementia. An international team of researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School discovered that participants who had a severe vitamin D deficiency were also twice at risk of developing dementia as well as Alzheimer’s disease. The results […]

Healthy Habits To Reduce Cognitive Decline

Healthy Habits To Reduce Cognitive Decline

Cognitive decline is a common process of aging for most people. Over time, old age can cause the body to weaken, with some organs such as the brain undergoing a gradual regression. It becomes a problem if it leads to dementia, which is a serious form of cognitive decline, or other similar conditions. But despite […]

Fish Oil Supplements May Not Improve Brain Function In Elderly

Fish Oil Supplements May Not Improve Brain Function In Elderly

A recent study suggests that fish oil supplements may have little effect in trying to improve brain function in the elderly. This may contradict previous studies that indicate possible effects of fish oil supplements and its association with cognitive function especially in the elderly.Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which many researchers believe may help improve cognitive function in old people. But researchers from the OPAL study say that the said supplement did little to improve cogn…

Improve Mental Health

Improve Mental Health

Mental health may deteriorate with age. That is why it is important for people to know how to maintain and improve their mental health as they age. Starting early may help a lot in ensuring that you stay healthy in mind even at an age when others may already be feeling the signs such ans anxiety, depression and other mental conditions. Here are some ways that you can help improve your mental health.Exercise RegularlyExercise helps produce endorphins, which can have an impact on your mood, …

Walnuts May Help Elderly Improve Memory

Walnuts May Help Elderly Improve Memory

In an article published in The Times of India (25 April 2009), Walnuts may help improve memory in the elderly. This was according to researchers with the Human Nutrition Center on Ageing (HNRCA) at Tufts University in Boston.Walnuts contain polyphenols and other anti-oxidants, as well as essential fatty acids.Polyphenols are chemical compounds which are responsible for much of the color, taste and flavor to fruits, vegetables and seeds. The brain goes through many processes as it ages. These cha…

Depression in Seniors

Depression in Seniors

The seniors and the elderly have to deal with an increasingly number of health changes as they continue to advance in their years. With all these changes happening, some may believe that going into depression as they age is but a normal occurrence. Here are some facts that seniors should know about geriatric depression and how it can apply to them. Depression is not part of a normal aging process.A lot of elderly people may believe that going into depression is just a normal part of growing old….

Aging and Health in The U.S.

Aging and Health in The U.S.

Mental health is crucial to well-being and overall health of all Americans, including the older people, and must be addressed with the same exigency as physical health. Because of this, mental health has become an important part of the country’s public health mission. As a matter of fact, the mental health of older adults has been one of the priorities in the 2005 White House Conference on Aging and the Healthy People 2010 objectives.The following facts on aging and mental health in America were…

Understanding Delirium

Understanding Delirium

Delirium is a condition that is characterized by a sudden decline in attention, perception and mental clarity. It usually affects the mental health of a majority of the elderly but it may also affect younger individuals. Delirium is not considered as a disease in itself but rather a type of clinical syndrome or a set of symptoms brought about by an underlying disorder or disease. Causes of deliriumThe actual cause of delirium has yet to be discovered. What doctors do know is that delirium can be…

How Seniors Can Enjoy the Holidays

How Seniors Can Enjoy the Holidays

In holiday festivities, stress is something that cannot be prevented. For seniors, there are several things that have to be done but there is not enough time or resource to accomplish all of them.  With the overwhelming emotions associated with the preparations and gatherings, it is important that the elderly have a way to relieve all the tension they go through. The build-up of pressure, no matter how much they have amassed, has to be managed in such a way that you are still able to enjoy every…

Brain Exercise Made Simple

Brain Exercise Made Simple

Brain exercise can help improve the way your brain actively works. Much like any other aerobic activity that you can provide for other parts of your body like the heart and muscles, brain exercise is necessary for the brain to have a better mental function and improve its activity. The key to putting the brain on exercise may be more than just putting the body in great physical activity. The exercise primarily has got to do with stimulating the nerve cells in your brain. Active and regular nerve…