I recently met a 76-year-old dog owner who was rejected when she applied to adopt a second “senior” dog to keep her aging pet company. This is what I call the tail wagging the dog.
America has a looming public health crisis. And it also happens to be America’s favorite pastime.
When it comes to aging technological innovation can tend to miss the mark. Look no further than the apparent interest in robot caregivers.
Kavan Peterson asks for additional ideas on how to improve quality of care and quality of life and reduce the use of anti-psychotic drugs for people living with dementia. I’d like to offer some ideas that center around the power of the arts to nurture wellness.
Beyond awareness, we need to develop comprehensive, personalized brain health strategies that gradually modify our behaviors, replacing risky behaviors and habits with ones that protect and strengthen the brain.
AARP’s latest survey on brain health reveals an enduring problem: few of the survey respondents actually make the required behavior changes that are needed to protect their brains. We know what to do, but don’t do it!
Here are a few “tricks of the trade” designed by Big Pharma to make you spend far more money than you need — buyer beware!
A hard-working but “tired” brain needs a few moments to “recharge” by thinking about something else. In other words, STOP for a moment and do something to reset and renew your brain’s capacity to absorb or create that next thought.