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Testing Smell and Sight Could Reveal Early Signs of Dementia

About One in ten people in the United States, age 65 and older, currently has Alzheimer’s or dementia. Changes in the brain due to dementia can start to happen many years before any sort of cognitive symptoms start to appear. Recent research suggests that we may be able to easily detect dementia in people years before symptoms have started to show by using simple and common eye and smell tests. Continue reading

Volunteering Offers Benefits & Opportunities for Seniors

Volunteering is a great way for seniors who are physically and mentally able to support their communities and give back. Many local organizations are always looking for volunteers. Let’s take a look at why and how seniors volunteer. Continue reading

Eating More Seafood Could Protect Your Brain Against Alzheimer’s

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for humans. Consuming the proper amounts of omega-3s helps to lower your risk of coronary heart disease and improves your cholesterol. Some studies are even looking at omega-3s as possible treatments for cancer, depression, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Now, a new study has found two more reasons why you should add more seafood to your diet: diets rich in fish might help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and the mercury that is found in fish does not lead to cognitive decline. Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Seniors Should Socialize

5 Reasons Why Seniors Should Socialize

As humans, we all have a natural need to feel and be connected to each other. We have an entire field of people—sociologists—who study societies, human relationships, and social behavior. Socialization is an extremely important part of life for every age group, especially seniors. As we grow older, our peer groups shrink in size because of life changes, like moves and deaths, and it becomes even more important for us to stay connected with people who share the same interests as us and who are in the same life stages as we are. Here are some reasons why seniors should socialize. Continue reading