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FACTS ABOUT DEMENTIA
STRATEGIES TO PREVENT OSTEOPOROSIS, BUILD STRONG BONES
A stroke happens when blood stops flowing to any part of your brain, damaging brain cells. The effects of a stroke depend on the part of the brain that was damaged and the amount of damage done. Knowing how your brain works can help you understand your stroke.
EATING TO STAY YOUNG: ANTI-AGING FOODS
Anti-aging habits include smoking, drinking too much alcohol, and eating foods that are high in sodium, sugar, and trans fats. But eating foods that are high enough in phytonutrients like flavonoids and carotenoids (antioxidants found in a number of fruits and vegetables) can help with anti-aging and keep you feeling energetic and healthy by consuming high levels of antioxidants including anthocyanins, vitamins like A, C, E, and K, resveratrol, and healthy fats. Here are some fruits, vegetables, and other foods that will help your body resist the effects of aging.
Fruits: blueberries, cranberries, apples, avocados, melons (including those yummy cucumbers!), winter squash (it’s technically a fruit!), citrus fruits (healthier varieties contain seeds), tomatoes, olives, pomegranates, dark chocolate (It’s technically the seed of a fruit and yes, it is good for you! Just make sure it’s at least 70 percent cacao content and low in sugar. Better yet, try raw cacao beans or nibs)
Vegetables: carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, cabbage, lettuces, brussels sprouts, broccoli, beets
Miscellaneous: raw nuts (best when soaked in water for 6–8 hours), beans (cooked from scratch, not the can), green tea, wheatgrass juice, whole grains, seeds (particularly flax, hemp and chia)
Falling is the number one reason for injury among seniors. Reduce the risk of falls by limiting of: slippery floors, installing handrails and grab bars, proper lighting, open doors and entrances, wayfinding by visual cues, using communication technology like emergency buttons. To avoid risk of falling try to: be active, check your vision regularly and review your meds.
PHISYCAL EXERCISE AND DANSING REDUSED THE RISK OF DEMENTIA
Common symptoms of depression include: persistent said, anxious, loss of interest in activities, feeling of guilt, decreased energy, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, weight changes, suicide thoughts, restlessness, aches or pains, headaches, digestive problems. Risk factors my include: disability, chronic medical illness, female, use certain medications, family history of depression.
6 SYMPTOMS OF HEART ATTACK THAT WOMAN EXPERIENCE DIFRENTLY
LOW VITAMIN D LINKED TO LOWER BACK PAIN IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMAN
HOW TO KEEP STRONGER IMMUNE SYSTEM
A healthy immune system can help protect you from toxins, infections, allergens and more. Steps that can help builds a healthy and functional immune system. They include: anti-inflammatory diet (plant-based foods like fruits and vegetables) which includes vitamin C, zinc, exercise, modify stressors, good sleep and keeping vitamin D on the proper level.
HOW TO LOWER BLOOD PRESURE NATURALY
Preventing Type 2 Diabetes in NYC Area Seniors Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar. Diabetes can be caused by too little insulin, a resistance to insulin, or both. There are two types of diabetes, easily remembered… Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar. Diabetes can be caused by too little insulin, a resistance to insulin, or both. There are two types of diabetes, easily remembered as Type 1 and Type 2.