Dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, is not a normal symptom of aging. Most forms of dementia are not inherited. After all, dementia’s not a real disease; it’s just a description of symptoms that cause a decline in thinking or memory to severely affect a person’s day-to-day life.
“Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.”
— Thomas Hardy
Taking care of a loved one may cause an especially damaging form of stress called caregiver stress. Caregivers are also more likely to experience negative health effects and a lower standard of living. Here are some facts gathered by Caregiver Action:
Are you of the generation that forgets your cell phone is actually a multi-use gadget that can do everything from direct you to a friend’s house to videotaping your grandchild?
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Evidence abounds about the health benefits of video games. They include:
If we wish to follow Christ closely, we cannot choose an easy, quiet life. It will be a demanding life, but full of joy.
Pinochle, euchre, bridge...card games are a leisure-time activity that brings people together to have fun.
The National Institute on Aging, however, says that card games do much more. Research indicates that strategic card games, such as pinochle and bridge, that exercise memory and concentration may prevent or reduce cognitive decline in older adults.