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Better Memory Tricks

Better Memory Tricks

Got Memory Failure? OK seriously who doesn’t? Start TODAY to do as much as you can with YOUR NON DOMINANT HAND. ….brush your teeth (while standing only on the non dominant foot) comb your hair, button your shirt, zip up pants, talk on the phone.( the toughest). Try to incorporate as much as you can so your brain cells that have been laying dormant on that unused side of your brain WAKE UP and ask What’s Happening Try this for…

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Brain Gain Made Easy ……….7 Steps

Brain Gain Made Easy ……….7 Steps

Brain Gain Made Easy ……….in 7 Steps Step it up, physical exercise helps prevent illnesses that can lead to memory loss by releasing a protein needed by the brain for healthy nerve cells. Try a Mediterranean diet that has shown a 20 decrease in memory problems, as it has lots of fruits, vegetables, and fish and uses good olive oil. Engage your brain just like good physical exercise; mentally challenging activities will keep your mind sharper. Stay social, stay engaged…

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8 Tips For You To Charge Your Immune System

8 Tips For You To Charge Your Immune System

                 8 Tips For You To Charge Your Immune System The following are suggestions for being a better you ………..every day! Get vaccinated: vaccines initiate infection prompting your body to fight the disease Work up a sweat: like brisk walking helps immune system fight respiratory viruses. Get enough sleep: If you get less than 6 hours of sleep your are 4 times more likely to get a cold. Clean Up your diet: Eat a daily diet rich in fruits, veggies,…

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Autism Effects 1 in 17 Families Across the Globe

Autism Effects 1 in 17 Families Across the Globe

  “Autism Speaks.org ” has gather a great deal of information into  “Toolboxes “ to help families to understand and be supportive in multiple situations. https://vimeo.com/141338844 https://www.autismspeaks.org/ https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/diagnosis/dsm-5-diagnostic-criteria https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits http://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/a_grandparents_guide_to_autism.pdf https://act.autismspeaks.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=walk_homepage https://act.autismspeaks.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=walk_homepage https://www.facebook.com/pg/AutismOnTheMighty/videos/?ref=page_internal  

Healthy Food Quiz – Questions and Answers

Healthy Food Quiz – Questions and Answers

The Healthy Food Quiz: Questions   Answer key at the bottom of this page Which is least likely to lower your blood pressure? low-fat yogurt cantaloupe whole-grain bread spinach broccoli Vitamin D may reduce the risk of all but one of these. Which one? bone loss colon cancer gum disease irritable bowel syndrome multiple sclerosis Which is least likely to reduce your risk of diabetes? whole-grain cereal nuts salad dressing alcoholic beverages orange juice Which is least likely to lower your risk…

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Kill Pollen = Put Pillow in Dryer!!

Kill Pollen = Put Pillow in Dryer!!

                               PUT YOUR PILLOW IN THE DRYER! A suggestion for any morning that you wake up with a runny nose, a cough or a stuffy head.   Put your entire pillow in the dryer. Yep! We all drool and cough into our pillow(s)  at night.   We take medicines during the day when we are feeling badly and then  go back to sleep on a pillow where…

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Protein = Brain Power

Protein = Brain Power

Importance of  Increasing Protein  As We Age ✔Evidence indicates that protein intake greater than RDA can improve muscle mass, strength, and function in elderly. ✔Frailty is closely connected to decreased muscle mass and strength known as sarcopenia. ✔Not only do the older progressively lose muscle with age, but their physiology resists building new muscle. ✔Pair inactivity with low protein intake, and continued muscle loss with age is inevitable. ✔Animal sources of protein (highest quality) generally provide the most leucine, the…

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Calling 911

Calling 911

MEDICAL EMERGENCY Keep calm, don’t panic. Get to your phone and dial 9-1-1. Do Not  hang up if you are not immediately connected. It may take time for your call to be routed correctly and secure your location on Dispatch GPS. Know what you will be asked. Make sure you are aware of the following: You are going to be asked a few questions – SPEAK CLEARLY. Where is the emergency? The emergency is not always located where you are…

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Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

We are blessed to live in SCCL, an Active Senior Living community.  We have the ability to preserve our health and safety by being vigilant, aware and responsible for OUR OWN Health. Number one avoidable problem is substance abuse among individuals over 65. Abuse results from misuse of alcohol and/or over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Misuse of drugs refers to underuse, overuse, or erratic use of legally prescribed and/or over-the-counter drugs.  Mixing alcohol with most medications is contraindicated as alcohol makes…

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