Mediterranean Diet May Have Lasting Effects on Brain Health
A new study shows that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely. The study was published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. But contrary to earlier studies, eating more fish and less meat was not related to changes in the brain.
The Mediterranean diet includes large amounts of fruits, vegetables, olive oil, beans and cereal grains such as wheat and rice, moderate amounts of fish, dairy and wine, and limited red meat and poultry.
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Try Martial Arts to Learn Falling Safely
Researchers say seniors with osteoporosis can use martial arts training to learn to learn about falling more safely. Testing the force of impact of a variety of different martial arts fall exercises, research subjects performed sideways and forward martial arts falls, which involve turning the fall into a rolling action, from a kneeling position on both a judo mat and a mattress, as well as from a standing position on a mattress. The force of impact on the subject’s hip was measured and compared to information on how much force an osteoporosis sufferer can withstand.
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What to Do with Mom and Dad’s Stuff – from Charlotte Today
As baby boomers grow older and start moving to smaller dwellings, children are faced with a dilemma – their parents’ possessions. Furniture, keepsakes and heirlooms that our parents want to pass on are often not wanted by the children. What do you do with all of mom and dad’s stuff and how do you approach the subject? The key to all things in the aging space is to have discussions earlier. Here is something to think about when looking at possessions. People hold on to things for three reasons – sentimental value; utility; aesthetics. Understanding that helps.