Physical Exercises That Could Also Boost Your Brain Power

Physical exercise is good for our minds and bodies, which is one of the reasons why so many people feel great after a workout. Exercise can lower the risk of heart disease, obesity, cancer, strokes, and Type 2 diabetes. And it can be great for your mind by giving you a sense of achievement and releasing endorphins, also known as ‘happy hormones.’ The older you get, the more important physical exercise may become. Although it is always important to move your body regularly, as you get older, you may encounter more health problems. These can be combatted in part by regular exercise and movement, which can boost your brain health as well as positively impact your overall wellbeing. There are many types of exercises that can help to improve your brain health and overall wellbeing. Let’s take a look at Read More +

Becoming Accustomed to Your New Hearing Aids

When you first get hearing aids you may be a little overwhelmed by all of the new sounds around you.  This is because you’ve been deprived of sound for a while then all of the sudden you’re able to hear again. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help you become acclimated to these new sounds. Embarking on the Journey Towards Hearing Aids A person will typically live with hearing loss for several years before considering hearing aids. In fact, Consumer Reports surveyed 17,626 people recently and discovered that 6 in 10 waited for at least two years before doing so. Unfortunately, this means that their brain has had time to fully adapt to hearing loss. This is why it’ll take you some time (typically under a month) to adjust to being able to hear again. There are Read More +

What you Should Know About the Flu Shot

It’s that time of the year again when we start hearing all about how and why we should get our annual flu shots. Unfortunately, there are many people who are afraid to get these shots today. Typically, such fears are based on myths, half-truths, and fictitious ideas that they’ve either heard or read. Once these things are addressed and you understand why it’s a good idea to get your shot, hopefully you’ll be ready to make an appointment to do so. Getting Sick Because of the Shot There are many arguments people come up with for not getting flu shots, including saying you may get: The flu: Since the flu vaccine is manufactured from an inactive (a.k.a. “dead”) virus it doesn’t even contain the flu virus. Instead, it contains DNA antigens so you may experience some soreness, redness, achiness, a Read More +

Understanding the Early Side of Dementia

Sometimes we all find ourselves wondering if we’re dealing with just a little bit of dementia. Whether it’s because we’ve forgotten a word in the middle of a sentence or what to call an everyday object, it’s enough to make you wonder why you’re this way. The good news is these aren’t symptoms of a serious disease, just a normal part of aging. Why Aging Changes Your Brain As you age you should expect your brain to change. It’ll take you longer to learn new things and remember old things. This form of mild forgetfulness is different from serious memory problems like Alzheimer’s disease. Some of the most common biological and psychological causes of this type of dementia include: Tumors Blood clots Brain infections Thyroid problems such as hypothyroidism Kidney or liver disorders Drinking too much alcohol Trauma to the Read More +