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Memory screening is the best way to spot potential problems with your thinking and memory. For older individuals, it is recommended if any changes in memory or cognition are noticed. Check out this infographic to learn more about memory screening and its increasing importance as we age.
There are many reasons why as we age, isolation is more likely to increase. Social experts say that often an older adult might withdraw due to health conditions, physical limitations, depression, nervousness about driving or a lack of a strong network of family and friends nearby. Research is revealing that this can be problematic for not only a loved one's emotional well-being but also for their physical health-- in a big way.
According to many studies, loneliness can lead to chronic conditions, diabetes, depression, brain damage, heart issues and it can even kill. Some studies reveal that people who are lonely are twice as likely to have an earlier death than those who are not.
Healthy Habits Can Reverse Aging
Healthy lifestyles can not only prevent, but also reverse the most common age-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. According to the new study, you can turn back the clocks and reverse aging at a genetic level by adopting some positive lifestyles.
Johns Hopkins Researchers Implicate Hearing Loss In Dementia Development In Seniors
Can you name the most popular electronic gadget in the senior citizen community? Nope, it’s not the iPhone, but rather the hearing aid. Hearing loss has long been heralded as the quintessential sign of aging, right up there with ear hair growth and retirement. However innocuous the latter two events, though, researchers are beginning to grow more interested in hearing loss. A team at Johns Hopkins University in particular has found a frighteningly strong association between hearing loss and the development of dementia. Dementia refers to an overall decline of cognitive ability and manifests in different forms, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common.