Along with other New Year’s resolutions, many of us aim to start the new year by eating healthier, which typically includes consuming less sugar. However, when the sun goes down and those late-night cravings set in, what do you do when you need something sweet?
It is that time of year again – the time many of us set New Year’s resolutions. While there are endless goals you could set for yourself and numerous reasons behind them, some of the common resolutions that come up each year can also help reduce your risk of dementia.
A lot changes with the seasons. From the weather and types of activities we participate in to the foods we eat and even our overall mood, our routines change depending on the time of year. But for some, these changes can cause seasonal depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Hearing the words “dementia” and “memory loss” can be scary and even more intimidating to talk about them. This is especially true when it comes to your own health and wellness. However, talking about dementia and memory loss becomes more and more important as we age.
Socialization is part of who we are and is essential to our overall health and wellness. In fact, a Forbes article cited research showing that low social interaction is as bad, or worse, for your health as alcoholism, smoking 15 cigarettes a day, becoming obese, or never exercising.
You have done your research, made the decision to move into an independent senior living community, and even found the one that is the right fit for you. All that is left to do is move in! If you are not prepared, though, this could be the most stressful part.
Dementia can be challenging to diagnose. According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, “approximately three-quarters of people with dementia have not received a diagnosis, and therefore do not have access to treatment, care and organized support that getting a formal diagnosis can provide.”
Planning for retirement is something that many of us have been doing for most, if not all, of our adult lives. However, now that you have reached the retirement stage of your life, you may be wondering how you can enjoy yourself and what the secret is to leading a happy, fulfilling lifestyle.
What we choose to feed our bodies with directly impacts how it functions, including the brain. Consuming foods that supply healthy nutrients to your brain can go a long way in promoting cognitive health and delaying the onset or effects of dementia.
You have been working your entire life to create your ideal retirement. However, now that you have started this new chapter or as you approach it, it is possible to realize you may have underestimated the amount of money you need to maintain your retirement lifestyle.