Humor and laughter may help combat memory loss in the elderly, by reducing the the stress hormone cortisol, a new study suggests.
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Quilting, pottery and computer games ‘may cut risk of dementia’
Crafts and other activities which exercise the brain, including reading novels and computer games, can all have a protective effect on the mind and help prevent memory loss, the study shows. By contrast, watching television for hours on end significantly increased the chance of suffering problems, the research found.
How To Enhance And Preserve Brain Power As We Age
In 1900, only 4.1 percent of U.S. citizens were older than 65; in 2000 that number had jumped to 12.6 percent; and by the year 2030, 20 percent of our population could be in that category.
Steady Diet of Mental Stimulation Might Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk
People who engage in activities such as reading and playing games throughout their lives may be lowering levels of a protein in their brains that is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.
Lifelong Brain-Stimulating Habits Linked to Lower Alzheimer’s Protein Levels
Brain scans revealed that people with no symptoms of Alzheimer’s who engaged in cognitively stimulating activities throughout their lives had fewer deposits of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein that is the hallmark of the disease.
The Many Benefits of Being Creative
Creativity matters. Often a simple phrase, sometimes a title and always a meaningful statement filled with a promise of expectations.
Creative Aging improves quality of life for Mid-South seniors by stimulating their minds, creativity, and sense of self through arts programs that engage, educate, and entertain.
Hiring local professional artists, we present high quality performances and workshops to older adults where they live and gather.