Even if you’ve been looking forward to a life of leisure, coping with retirement can be a challenge. It doesn’t just reduce your income—it changes your identity, your relationships, and your purpose in life. “You may have spent decades cultivating a career and a workplace routine, but retirement has less
If a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease and you will be the primary caregiver, there’s much you need to know, both about how to care for the person with the condition and about how to care for yourself. More than half of the people with Alzheimer’s disease are cared for
About one-third of adults age 65 and older are family caregivers, and many of these individuals are caring for relatives who have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Unfortunately, the stress of taking care of an AD patient does take a toll, particularly as the disease progresses to later
Scrapbooking has been used to help Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients improve their memories, but the practice can also help active seniors preserve cognitive function. “Identifying photos and explaining the stories behind them through artistic expression and words can help stimulate short- and long-term memory, promote feelings of well-being, and
Statin Therapy in the Elderly
Statins have been shown to be effective at decreasing heart attacks and deaths in those with known coronary artery disease (CAD)—however, few adults over age 75 have been included in studies of primary prevention for those with known CAD. A recent study (Annals of Internal Medicine,
Watching an artist paint, a dancer gracefully glide across the stage, or a singer belt out a happy tune is witnessing bliss personified. Children can find that joyful state of absorption rather easily: A single crayon on paper can do it. As adults, however, we often lose that sense of
You don’t need to sign up for brain-training programs on the Internet or work complicated math problems to keep a razor-sharp memory as you age, a new study suggests. All you have to do is take up any of a range of enjoyable everyday activities, such as painting or another
New research shows that what causes heart disease may make you more susceptible to memory loss, too.
A new study sheds light on artistic, craft, and social activities that might help to prevent memory loss and dementia later on in life.