Loneliness is feeling You can avoid loneliness with social connections Loneliness refers to the discrepancy between expected and actual social relationships. Loneliness is a subjective feeling, while social isolation reflects to objective scarcity or absence of members of a social network. While similar, loneliness and social isolation can lead to different poor health outcomes. The…more
Frailty and Dementia
Frailty predicts greater risk of dementia Healthy lifestyle choices can reduce risk of frailty and dementia Frailty can be regarded as the progressive accumulation of health deficits, such as mobility and hearing limitations, and depressive symptoms. Consequences of frailty may include loss of physiological reserve and increased risk of dementia. Would frailty predict risk of…more
Reduce Your Risk of Dementia
Dementia exacts huge social and economic tolls on Americans Adopting healthy lifestyle choices can help you avoid dementia In 2017, the Lancet Commission in the UK published a report, “Dementia prevention, intervention, and care.” The report identified nine potentially modifiable risk factors for dementia. The risk factors included less education, hypertension, hearing impairment, smoking, obesity,…more
Coffee – Good or Bad or Both?
A cup or two a day predicts lower risk of chronic disease Drinking lots of coffee predicts higher risk Coffee is the world’s leading beverage except for water. A recent review concluded that moderate caffeinated coffee consumption (3-5 8 ounce cups per day) does not increase risk of cardiovascular disease. To the contrary, evidence suggests…more