A healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body. Learning something new is vital to brain health. Whether it is learning to play a new instrument, or staying up to date with technology your brain will respond to this new activity.
The nation is aging. We are living longer but not necessarily healthier and this puts many seniors at risk. United Health Foundation released a report that analyzes seniors health state-by-state, and provides us with key information on how each state is performing in critical areas of senior health.
We can all use an extra hour of sleep, and with daylight savings time ending we get the extra hour we need. As we get older, our sleeping patterns change and challenges can occur to get the proper rest that we need. Michael Vitiello, professor of psychiatric and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle says the key for better sleep when you're older is staying healthy.
The open enrollment period for medicare prescription drug coverage and medicare advantage plans runs Oct. 15 - Dec. 7. Sign up for a free online meeting being held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by the National Center for Benefits Outreach and Enrollment.