Sleep Away Dementia? Lack of sleep may cause emotional distress, slower response times
According to the Mayo Clinic, adults should get at least seven hours of sleep per night. In the short-term, lack of sleep may cause emotional distress, slower response times, and increased stress levels. And now, long-term effects may include some irreversible health problems.
Dementia calculator: Can you lower your brain age?
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease -- the most common type of dementia. By the year 2050, that number is expected to grow to 13 million. With cases rapidly rising, do you know your risk for developing this devasting disease?
The Buzz About Hearing | River City Live
Tinnitus, Dementia, Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids and More. What’s helpful and what’s just hype? Dr. Sara Miers from Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center, a local non-profit organization that has been serving our community for more than 70 years joined River City Live, via Zoom, to explain.
New insights from study of people age 90 and above
Neurologist Claudia Kawas, the 90+ Study's lead investigator, says studying the oldest old is increasingly important. Dr. Claudia Kawas: Half of all children born today in the United States and Europe is going to reach their 103rd or 104th birthday. Dr. Claudia Kawas: Yes. Dr. Claudia Kawas: And then we come together and it's like a reveal party. So like its participants, the 90+ Study is keeping at it, trying to help the rest of us make it to age 102 with Ruthy's spirit, but memory intact.cbsnews.com
Tablets helps long-term care residents stay connected
FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. The Alzheimers Association has partnered with Floridas Department of Elder Affairs to provide senior-friendly tablets to nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. Seagrass Village, a long-term care facility in Fleming Island, received two of the tablets. But now he can get in touch with her with a video chat app that has been loaded onto the tablets. Campbell said the tablets are easier for residents to engage with than smartphones. So they just looked at the tablet, Thats my daughter, thats my granddaughter, thats my dog."