Posts Tagged ‘dementia’

Maria Zakich, right, has a laugh with her mom, Grace Rousset, 86, while exercising at the Rehabilitation Institute of Southern California in Orange, California, in this July 2013 file photo.

Whether you’re young or old, here are 5 steps to take now to age well

By Regi Robnett on June 06, 2015, at 7:19 a.m.
Everyone wants to stay sharp as they age, yet many expect that mental dullness will ensue over the course of time. Cognitive decline is not inevitable, however, and the expectation that we all go “senile” stems in part from ageist mindsets. Pause to consider if cognitive losses are, to some …

Fear dementia? Your diet, weight more important than genes, experts say

By Marni Jameson, The Orlando Sentinel on Jan. 26, 2012, at 1:12 p.m.
Anyone who has a close relative with Alzheimer’s shares the same worry: Am I next? However, a growing body of research indicates that our lifestyles — particularly what we eat and whether we’re obese — play a greater role than our genes in determining our brain health as we age. …

iPad helps elderly remember, socialize

By By Walter Pacheco, The Orlando Sentinel on Oct. 04, 2011, at 2:13 p.m.
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — The newest arrival at Health Central Park nursing home is barely a year old, but it’s already making an impact with the elderly. The west Orange County, Fla., nursing home is using Apple iPad 2 tablets to jump-start residents’ memory, mobility and social skills that have …