Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015
A new social day club serves members with early memory loss
For people who are diagnosed with early-stage memory loss, it’s important to maintain connections with other people. The new Kensington Club at Ingleside at King Farm is designed to do exactly that.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “research shows that people who are regularly engaged in social interaction maintain their brain vitality.” Combined with proper diet, exercise and cognitive activity, social activity can help early-diagnosis patients to continue to be engaged in life and prevent depression.Read Full Entry
Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015
Good news from new research: Light exercise benefits older people
You know you have to exercise to keep fit and healthy. But does that mean you have to do strenuous workouts? A new study from Oregon State University indicates that walking, dancing and household chores is nearly as effective as more vigorous exercise—if you do it long enough. Read Full Entry
“You get a nice array of health benefits by doing five hours of light physical activity per week,” said Dr. Brad Cardinal, a professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and co-author of the study.
Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015
Stay safe during the summer heat!
It’s hot! We all like to get outside during the summer months, but high temperatures can pose health risks for older people and those with chronic health conditions. You don’t have to become a victim if you know how to avoid the hazards of hot weather, and you can help others by knowing the risks and symptoms of heat-caused conditions and what to do if someone you know develops them.Read Full Entry