Social Activity May Lower Dementia Risk

New research examining the link between social contact and dementia has shown that group socializing can prevent the harmful effects of aging on memory. The research was conducted over a 28-year period, led by Andrew Sommerland, Ph.D. from the Division of Psychiatry at University College London (UCL). Past Research Studies Many studies have found an…

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4 Senior Financial Scams

Financial scams that target seniors have become so prevalent that many consider them “the crime of the 21st century”. The Baby Boomer generation of those well into retirement age is a common target of financial scams, partially due to the fact that these people worked when there were unions, pension plans and secure retirement saving…

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Why is Alzheimer’s Risk Higher in Women?

There are many forms of dementia, but Alzheimer’s is the most common. This disease impairs intellectual abilities and memory, often interfering with a person’s daily life. Many studies have been conducted to learn more about this disease and the research continues, as more people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s every day. Recently, researchers found that the…

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Benefits of Facility Exercise Classes

It’s our mission to improve quality of life for all residents and health is an integral part of that goal. Fitness promotes happiness, agility and balance – three factors for a healthy lifestyle! At West Hartford Health & Rehabilitation Center, residents can participate in exercise classes as recreational therapy. These programs are specifically designed with…

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