February is American Heart Month: Tending to heart health may keep dementia at bay

By |2019-05-05T11:38:23-07:00February 16th, 2019|Categories: Dementia Education, Health, Wellness|

In recognition of American Heart Month, take time to tend to your heart. A recently concluded study spanning 20 years (1987-2017) found that heart health may be linked to lowering the risk for dementia later in life. According to the study, “Middle-aged study participants who had heart disease risks such as high blood pressure, smoking or diabetes when the study began were more at risk for developing dementia later.” You can read more at [...]

Furry friends and their health benefits for dementia

By |2019-05-05T11:39:57-07:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Health, Wellness|

Imagine a medical treatment that lowers blood pressure and heart rate, reduces cortisol (the stress hormone), boosts levels of serotonin (the feel-good hormone), saves billions in healthcare costs for myriad health conditions, and even improves nutritional intake in patients with dementia. It sounds too good to be true - but these are just some of the benefits offered by pets. Dogs, cats, birds, and even fish can provide these health benefits, in addition to [...]

Hidden gems at your local library

By |2019-05-05T11:41:27-07:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Fun, Resources, Tips, Wellness|

As the long nights of winter draw nearer, one of my favorite seasonal comforts is curling up with a mug of tea and a fuzzy blanket, and picking up an engrossing novel from the stack of books that I picked up on my latest trip to my local public library. Libraries are a fantastic resource for this reason alone - hours and hours of cozy winter entertainment, all for free with your library card. [...]