Health Info & Resources for Seniors
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
The prospect of getting cancer strikes fear in the hearts of most people. Yet, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one third of people age 50 to 75 fail to get a colonoscopy, a screening that test that significantly reduces one’s risk.
Scientists have measured music’s effect on brain activity. While functions like math and reading affect specific parts of the brain, listening to music sets off multiple areas of the brain. But the more interesting part is that when you actually play an instrument your brain has what is often called a “full body workout”.
When is it time to call a certified care manager?
The pride and perseverance that made the Greatest Generation great, may be a detriment to them as they age. Seniors, like the rest of society, desire to remain at home and independent for as long as possible. In many cases they fail to recognize or admit that they need help. Additionally, their children may not live close by or are overwhelmed with their parent(s), and do not know where to seek help. A good recommendation is to call a certified care manager.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. The good news is decades of research shows that massage therapy is effective in lowering stress and blood pressure, which are contributors of heart disease.
Adopt-a-Pet.com, North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption web service, is striving to spread the word about the health benefits of pet ownership. Dogs may be man’s best friend, but did you know that pets can also be a baby boomer’s best medicine? Check out some of these amazing facts that prove how pet ownership can boost overall health and wellness: