Posts Tagged ‘ cognitive functioning ’

Improving Cognitive Skills in Senior Citizens

Apr 13th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

The New England Journal of Medicine published a report of a study that suggested staying mentally active as we age may be a key factor in preserving memory and other cognitive activity.  “Staying mentally active” means engaging in activities that challenge and stimulate the mind. The study included 469 people over 75 years of age.  [...]



Memory and Aerobic Walking: Senior Health

Feb 22nd, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

New information about the effect exercise has on memory gives senior citizens hope for better health as we age.  Our brain is divided into a number of parts, including one in the center called the hippocampus.  That’s where new information gets placed and put into a ‘code’ so we can recall it later.  If we didn’t [...]



Memory Workouts for Senior Citizen Health

Apr 25th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Memory Workouts are a relatively new phenomenon for senior citizens.  Well, perhaps we should qualify that.  The new Memory Workout industry has recently appeared on the Internet.  Some seniors just naturally exercise their memory, in the normal course of daily living.  Some elderly challenge their brains because that is their lifestyle. So why market Memory [...]