I love this time of the year. Autumn, Fall, Holiday season – whatever you call it. Cooling trends begin as days get shorter. Trees begin dressing in their fall finery before decorating the ground with their orange, red and yellow jewels. We recently enjoyed a road trip that took us through several New England states…
Those of us who have loved ones with memory loss, or want to keep ourselves from memory loss will be gratified to know that according to two recent studies, those who ate a cup of blueberries per day showed improvement in cognitive performance and brain function.
The biggest surprise of the study was that social interaction of dancing lowered the seniors’ risk of dementia by a staggering 76%. Sorta makes you want to do the happy dance.
So it turns out that sleep may not be overrated after all. The amount of sleep you get may have an impact on whether or not you get Alzheimer’s disease.
It’s called Emotional memory. It is the memory of the feelings associated with an event, as opposed to the facts of the event.
I gave my friend some advice that I have been finding myself saying over and over: If it is at all possible, record your loved one’s voice while you still have the opportunity.
Whether physically, or virtually, try to take a trip or two down memory lane to enjoy a journey of a lifetime.
The knowledge that you are losing bits and pieces of yourself throughout each day could be quite the struggle.
I believe that they added to her quality of life and general well-being. If swimming or walking are options at all, they may be worth exploring.
I would like to suggest a second set of 3R’s for this season of our lives: Remember, Record and Reconnect.