Senior Sleep Disorders How Much sleep is needed

By Diana Rodriguez | Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH   Getting enough sleep is important for everyone, but it's especially vital for seniors. Follow these steps to a better night's rest. Many seniors deal with a number of health problems related to aging — one in particular is sleep disorders or not getting enough healthy sleep. It’s not the advancing of age per se that keeps seniors from a good night’s rest, but various sleep disorders or sleep disturbances that … [Read more...]

Slow Cognitive Loss

Activities that slow cognitive loss By Grace Burke Mental Activity • Keeping the brain active seems to increase its vitality and may build its reserves of brain cells and connections and may actually generate new brain cells • Higher levels of education appear to play a role in protecting against dementia, possibly because brain cells and their connections are stronger, symptoms may still appear but later in a person's life • Stay curious and involved - commit to lifelong learning • … [Read more...]

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