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An approach for help
with your memory:
Try these suggestions to help improve your confidence in
your ability to remember:
an effort to use your memory. Welcome challenging situations, rather than
turning away from them.
open to new experiences to strengthen your faith in your mental
flexibility and ability to learn new information.
realistic memory goals. Overburdening your memory can lead to lapses that
can sap your confidence.
adaptive strategies such as mnemonic techniques, writing notes to yourself, eliminating distractions, establishing
routines, and getting organized.
actively involved. Stimulating people and activities can help keep your
mind and memory strong. Avoid isolating yourself.
Try these suggestions to stay socially active:
Contact friends and family members you may have lost touch with to
re-establish old ties.
group. Become involved with others through activities such as volunteering
or attendance/religious services, or exercise classes.
your neighbors. Conversations with shopkeepers, residents, and others in
your neighborhood could lead to new friendships.
up a new hobby: In addition to being stimulating, hobbies often lead to
new friendships with fellow enthusiasts.
your living situation. Consider relocating to be closer to family or
friends with whom you enjoy spending time with.
OLDER ADULTS MAY NEED
LESS SLEEP THAN YOUNGER ADULTS:
Shorter sleep periods that many older adults associate with
insomnia may in fact be a natural part of aging, new research suggests. A small
study comparing the sleep behavior of 35 adults ages 18-32 with the sleep
behavior of 18 men and woman ages 60-72 revealed that the older adults slept an
average of 1.5 hours less per day than that of the younger group. Results
suggest that the sleep requirements may decline with age and that treating
older people for insomnia solely because they are sleeping less than they did
in the past may be unnecessary.
5 WARNING SIGNS OF
The American Stroke Association recommends calling 911 or
contacting your health care provider immediately if you experience any of the
following stroke symptoms:
numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg. Especially on one side of
confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
severe headaches with no known cause
COMMON HEART ATTACK
The most common heart attack symptom for men and women is
some type of pain, pressure or discomfort in the chest. But it may not be
severe, especially for women who are more likely than men to have symptoms
unrelated to chest pain. Symptoms for men and women include….
pressure or pain
extending beyond the chest to the shoulder, arm, back, or jaw
TOP FLAT BELLY FOODS: Transform your tummy!
and semi-sweet chocolate
HOW CAN RED WINE HURT?
Wine is known to have some health benefits but some wines
carry levels of metal so high that just one glass a day may raise the risk of
serious health problems like Parkinson’s disease or cancer. British scientists
measured the metal content of red and white wine from 15 countries: Argentina,
the Czech Republic,