Can Engaging in Creative Activities Help You Avoid Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Research is constantly being done into how we can attempt to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, slow down its progression when it does occur, and generally improve the quality of life of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. One promising area of research is into the benefits of participating in creative activities, for those already diagnosed with the condition, but also as a way to help us to prevent it. Creative activities for Alzheimer’s patients There are a number of documented benefits of Alzheimer’s patients taking part in creative activities such as drawing, writing, and making music. Arts projects have been particularly praised as positive activities for patients at whatever stage of the illness they are at. There are many reasons why creative activities are thought to help Alzheimer’s…
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Signs Your Aging Parent Needs Help

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  It’s not always easy to tell when someone needs help, especially if they choose to hide their poor physical and mental health from those around them. Your parents may wish to retain their independence as they age, but it is important to keep a close eye on how they are doing, especially if a parent lives alone. Here are some signs to look out for that might indicate that an aging parent needs help, even if they’re not ready to admit it. Poor housekeeping If your parent(s) normally run a tight ship, keeping everything in order around the house, then changes in this may be easy to spot. For example, if mail is piled up and bills are left unpaid, if expired food is left in the fridge, and…
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How Socialization Helps Seniors

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  One of the most common problems that face elderly people is loneliness. Perhaps their partner and many of their friends have passed away, and they don’t see their family as much. Mobility issues can also make it harder to socialize if they find it difficult to get out of the house regularly. This loneliness and isolation can cause their health to deteriorate, so it’s important that efforts are made to maintain socialization for seniors. What are the benefits of socialization for seniors? Socialization has a range of benefits for both the mental and physical health of seniors. Mental health Psychologically, isolation can have serious effects. Socializing regularly helps to keep issues like depression at bay, which can lead to further complications like failing to look after themselves properly. Regular…
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