Posts Tagged ‘elderly’

Who’s Your Pen Pal?

“I think now, whenever I write, there is nothing that will really compare to pen and paper.” – Bishop Briggs You’re always trying to help seniors out. You visit, bake cakes, send pictures. You’ve practically thought of everything, right? Well, here’s a not so original idea – a pen pal relationship. Yes, that’s right, pen…

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Study: Dim Lighting Can Harm Your Memory

A new study by researchers at Michigan State University has concluded that spending too much time in dim lighting may harm your memory and ability to learn new things. The findings indicate that staying in dimly lit rooms for long periods of time can actually change the structure of the brain. The researchers studied Nile grass…

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THE BENEFITS OF FRESH AIR FOR THE ELDERLY

“You can’t change who you are, but you can change what you have in your head, you can refresh what you’re thinking about, you can put some fresh air in your brain.” – Ernesto Bertarelli One of the cheaper health benefits out there is fresh air. You can’t buy it in a store (yet), but…

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Cancer Testing In The Elderly: Does It Really Make A Difference?

Cancer testing in the elderly has recently become controversial.  A growing number of cancer specialists, health system analysts, and geriatricians, are advocating for no testing. They insist, such testing is highly unlikely to detect lethal disease, hugely expensive, and more likely to harm than help. If lethal disease is found, follow-up testing and treatment is often…

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