Research published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, shows that elderly people who sit for most of the day age quicker than their more active contemporaries. According to James Goodwin, head of research at Age UK says, “people don’t realize that if you sit down all day it can undermine all the exercise you do”. It is recommended that people stand up and move around every 20 minutes throughout the day. For more about this interesting topic, see below.
Did you know that Spain has over 100,000 individuals over 100? They are the leading country with centenarians -after Japan. For some tips from those over 100, on how to live a long life, read this article!
When thinking about the care an individual needs who has Alzheimer’s, we often forget about the other creatures we should check on too- their pets. This is never something I considered- until I read this article.
There will come a point in time, when an individual with Alzheimer’s may be unable to care for a pet. A case example of this, is listed below. Certainly, caregivers need to do everything possible to ensure that a pet, or pets at home are cared for as long as possible. Pets can provide tremendous companionship, entertainment, and stimulation to their owners. However, when an individual with Alzheimer’s, (or other illnesses) can no longer care for the pet and the pet’s well-being is truly at stake, something must be done.
It may be possible to find another loving home for the pet. Below, is a story of a worst-case scenario of a pet being neglected due to the owner’s illness, but rescued and given proper care.
A study has recently shown that memory is improved when you breathe through your nose. Participants in a study were given new information to remember and it was found that when inhaling through the nose, the information was recalled at higher rate. See article below.
This is one of the most touching videos I have ever seen. It reminds me that there are so many people in our community that are lonely (particularly seniors who live alone) and how much a human connection means. We all need to “adopt” someone like Dan.