The power of positivity can do more than just brighten up your day. Research has found that those that are more positive have a lower chance of developing heart disease and are less likely to experience damage done by chronic stress. Now that’s something to smile about!

 

What Is Brain Health?

Brain health refers to how well a person’s brain functions across several areas. Aspects of brain health include:

  • Cognitive health — how well you think, learn, and remember
  • Motor function — how well you make and control movements, including balance
  • Emotional function — how well you interpret and respond to emotions (both pleasant and unpleasant)
  • Tactile function — how well you feel and respond to sensations of touch — including pressure, pain, and temperature

Brain health can be affected by age-related changes in the brain, injuries such as stroke or traumatic brain injury, mood disorders such as depression, substance use disorder or addiction, and diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. While some factors affecting brain health cannot be changed, there are many lifestyle changes that might make a difference.

Holiday Stress and Seniors

Being perfect is very stressful – and impossible.  If you are always striving for that Norman Rockwell holiday, relax with a cup of coffee and read more about de-stressing the most wonderful time of the year.

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