Marty Finley, M-Ed Memory Care Navigator I’m concerned that dementia is compromising the driving safety of a loved one. What signs should I look for? If other drivers are frequently honking at them, that can be a sign that dementia is diminishing driving skills. There are other things to look for, including: Inability to correctly react at an intersection Riding the brakes Failure to stay in the correct turning lane Dents on the older adult driver’s car, or a lot of “near-misses” with other vehicles Inability to park in a standard space Allowing a more-than-necessary distance from another car or object Misjudging distance does not necessarily reflect vision problems.…
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Our fast-paced world bombards us with distractions, which can make it difficult to focus on one thing at a time, like eating. “Mindful eating,” aims to refocus our attention on the experience of eating and enjoying our food. Most of us don’t pay enough attention to what we’re eating, how much we’re consuming, or to the tastes, smells, thoughts, and feelings associated with food.…
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Rhonda Zonoozi Exercise Physiologist & Health Coach BPPV is the most common type of vestibular disorders. It occurs when tiny crystals of calcium carbonate float into inner-ear canals, sending mixed messages to the brain. That results in brief bouts of vertigo, sometimes accompanied by nausea. BPPV stands for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. The name sounds scary, so let’s break it down.…
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Carol-Ann Henritze Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist American philosopher and psychologist William James once said, “The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.” Of course, there are myriad ways to alter one’s attitude, but one of the most effective ways I’ve found is through self-hypnosis. Self-hypnosis is a subconscious state that most of us move in and out of every day, often without even realizing it. …
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Rhonda Zonoozi Exercise Physiologist & Health Coach I’ve heard that exercise can help strengthen bones and ward off osteoporosis. What are the best exercises for this? The two most important types of exercise to increase bone strength are weight-bearing workouts and resistance training, also called strength training. Any exercise or activity in which you are upright on your feet working against gravity is weight bearing.…
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Check out these top diets It seems everyone has a new diet to try, and chances are that they’re more fad than fantastic. But research shows that some diets actually can give you the health benefits you need while also being pretty tasty. Check out three diets that health experts recommend. DASH DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a lifelong approach to healthy eating designed to help treat or prevent high blood pressure (hypertension). …
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Sally Charalambous worked for years in New York City as a trauma nurse, a demanding job loaded with stress.  She discovered that meditation dramatically helped ease not just job-related stress, but also the stress in her life. “It helped me mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually,” she says. Retired and living in Arizona, Charalambous now teaches group meditation classes twice a month at Sun Health.…
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Rhonda Zonoozi Exercise Physiologist & Health Coach Exercise can help reduce the stress that ails you Stress carries a lot of baggage.  Frayed nerves.  Upset stomach. Rapid heartbeat.  Sleeplessness.  The list goes on. Unless you’re a Buddhist monk in deep meditation, chances are that stress is a frequent, and sometimes unwelcome, companion in your life, no matter what your age. …
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