How to Recognize the Early Signs of Dementia and What to Do

Dementia needs to be discussed constantly because it is such a ubiquitous part of people’s lives around the globe. Each of us knows at least someone who had to deal with a family member struck by this illness, and if you are truly unlucky, you have dealt with it head on – with one of your parents or both. Recognizing the early signs of dementia can be quite hard because it tends to be a matter of nuance, so if you have your doubts about your parent’s cognitive makeup, here’s how to recognize the early signs of dementia and what to do. Dementia is not Alzheimer’s disease Dementia is a syndrome that manifests due to a disease. Alzheimer’s disease is just one of the numerous maladies that can cause dementia. Interestingly enough, many people tend to equate these two terms as the same thing. Still, before you start to identify the symptoms of dementia, you need to be aware of this difference so you would not misdiagnose someone who can be blindsided by such information. Look at how to deal with dementia and Alzheimer’s patient effectively. What are the symptoms? Dementia tends to begin with memory problems, but don’t jump […]

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How to Stay Healthy During Exam Period?

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Being educated can get you ahead in life and make your future more comfortable and simple for you, but in order to reap the fruits of the hard work you put into your education, you need to stay healthy. Studying for your exams usually means sleepless nights, exhaustion and often isolation from others, so knowing how to maintain your good health through this period is essential. Here are some tips for those hard-working students. Don’t skip meals When you have to study, and you’re on a tight schedule, you can sometimes get so caught up in your work, that you forget to tend to your basic needs, such as eating. This is why it’s essential for you to be aware of your dietary requirements during the exam period. Do your best to keep your diet healthy, meaning that you should eat fresh fruit and vegetables as much as possible, as well as lean protein and whole-grain bread or cereals. Also, you should drink about seven or eight glasses of water a day. This type of diet should provide you with the necessary nutrients to keep your mind sharp and your body strong while dealing with your exams. Get enough sleep […]

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5 Ways Seniors Can Improve Their Social Life and Mental Well-Being

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People tend to fall into bad habits as life happens. We let good friends phase out of our lives, we become passive (both physically and mentally), and before you know it, life turns into a tedious drudgery. Physical exercise and socializing becomes something only young people do, but if we are to be perfectly honest with ourselves, it all comes down to the attitude. Regardless of your age, the good things and habits should be cultivated until the last breath and here are 5 ways seniors can improve their social life and mental well-being. A time for yoga This is not a big secret – physical activity is the key to a healthier and more enjoyable elder years. While you might not be in a condition to play football, you can definitely take up some beneficial disciplines that are known for their health-improving effects and modularity when it comes to types of exercises and their length. This is why yoga is so popular among the young and the old – its modularity and relaxing underlying effect.  Every aspect of yoga exercises can be easily adjusted for your needs and capabilities and you will become a force of nature before you […]

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7 Healthy Habits for Successful Aging

  When you think of yourself in your seventies, do you envision a sedentary individual, or the next Ernestine Shepherd breaking new records and conquering new heights? Hopefully, by the end of this article, you’ll find yourself inspired to make a few promises to yourself and take charge of your health as you greet your old age. Focus on prevention Various bodily functions start to slowly deteriorate as we age, and while this natural process cannot be entirely stopped, the least you can do is make sure you keep it all in check. Annual visits to your doctor for a routine checkup can help prevent various diseases and catch any issues early on for proper treatment. Your vision, hearing and dental health are particularly sensitive, while certain illnesses are known to wait for your senior years to appear, hence the need to monitor your overall health. Keep learning By mastering new skills, learning a new language, or taking part in generally challenging activities for your mind, you’ll help your body and mind ward off many issues of ageing. Don’t limit yourself to mental processes only, like puzzles or reading, but expand your views onto the realm of physical skills such […]

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How Employers Can Establish a Good Mental Health Regime in Their Workplace

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Today, businesses are increasingly demanding speed, accuracy, and productivity from their employees in order to remain competitive in their respective fields. But this trend is also making a negative impact on the mental health of the workforce. Growing stress is affecting personal and professional lives of employees these days, which is why fostering a good mental health at the workplace has never been so important. Are your employees going through similar mental stress at the workplace? As a concerned employer, you need to create a work culture that is based on wellbeing, good mental health and stress-free atmosphere for your staff. Investing in the health of your employees will surely help you reap great dividends because a healthy and happy workforce is the most productive workforce. This proactive and positive approach on your part would be a welcome step for your employees as well as for your business. Here is how you can create and establish a good mental health regime at your workplace: Create a positive work environment The environment in which employees work plays an important role in terms of nourishing mental health. So fostering a positive atmosphere in and around the workplace will promote a healthy well-being […]

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