Meditation and Music
In a recent study of adults with early memory loss, a West Virginia University research team lead by Dr. Kim Innes found that practice of a simple meditation or music listening program may have multiple benefits for older adults with preclinical memory loss. Meditation and music, as i have often said, do work. Particularly music. I see it my live programs and the streaming concerts I bring into people’s homes. People come alive when you play.
The Value of Friendship
In this episode we will explore the value of friendship.Ironically when you become a caregiver, often your “true” friends will abandon you. This is the time when you need to really find out who your true friends are. I’ll share how you can create a new support group of friends who you will cherish and a group upon which all members can depend upon. New tools make it easy for you to find a support network that you can rely on.
Our Friday Song of the Week – I Love This Bar
Senior Identity Theft
Senior identity theft is on the rise and unsuspecting, trusting seniors often fall prey to it to the cost of billions of dollars a year. In this Smilecast we look at common frauds and schemes and things you do to prevent them. If I received 10 calls from the “IRS” last year, I received 50. You know the one – pay up or you may go to jail. It’s one of many schemes and frauds that surprisingly do work! You see older seniors come from a generation that paid their bills, on time. So when they receive calls like the IRS scam, well some want to pay the bill and do. It’s sad. But with each new year comes new twists.
Cataract Symptoms have a side impact – older adults who are more likely to have symptoms of depression, reports a study in Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry.
The link between cataracts and depression is independent of other factors, and appears strongest among older adults with lower education, according to new research by Haifang Wang, MSc, of Soochow University, Suzhou, China, and colleagues. They write, “[O]ur study sheds further light on the complex relationship between aging, vision loss, cataract, and depression and suggests that there may be a role for cataract surgery in improving mental health in the elderly.”