Brain Health

Is it Dementia or Depression?

An article published last year on the Mayo Clinic website asks the question, “Alzheimer’s or depression: Could it be both?” It’s possible, because many of the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s mimic depression’s symptoms. Loss of interest in once-enjoyable activities and hobbies Social withdrawal Memory problems Sleeping too much or too little Impaired concentration[1] This highlights…   [read more]

Seniors and Mental Fitness

It’s common knowledge that a proper exercise regimen can do wonders for the body. It should be no surprise, then, that the same principle applies to the mind. The concept of “cognitive fitness” has become a buzzword among people who work with older adults to describe activities that stimulate the brain and improve memory. Proponents…   [read more]

Seniors and Technology

When we think of senior activities, things like knitting, bingo or singa-longs may come to mind. But the times they are a-changing, and none too soon to enhance the quality of life for this generation of senior citizens. The fact is, in the last five years, the number of seniors using the Internet has increased…   [read more]

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