Welcome to our weekly digest of news, views and ideas that could effect the health and longevity of us kids on the Far Side Of 55.
And, we’ll begin with the following:
Mediterranean Diet Can Stop Your Brain From Melting Away:
Good news about keeping aging brains fat and sassy.
According to an article on the Your Health website:
A Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish and healthy fats may preserve a more youthful brain in old age, a US study suggests…
It’s hard to imagine you haven’t already heard ‘things’ about the suspected benefits of a Mediterranean diet.
But the diet’s linkage to the cognitive abilities of us kids on the Far Side Of 55, makes this particular article noteworthy.
Plus, the scope of the content/information in the article is written in a friendly, easy-going, conversational style.
I mean, what could be clearer than this example from the article:
Eating less meat was also independently associated with larger total brain volume…?
I think you’d like it!
Check it out when you click on the following blue link: Mediterranean Diet Can Stop Your Brain From Melting Away
Scientists Discover Alzheimer’s Disease Blocker:
More good news about our brain’s health…
We already know that a buncha proteins known as amyloid beta, get together in our brains and clump up into plaques that act like damns which slowly shuts off the flow of normal brain functions.
According to new research:
scientists say they have discovered a compound that may be able to stop the body from making amyloid beta proteins…
Or some kinda exclamation of that nature.
Because, this discovery could give us the ability to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, on the first place!
Get the full story when you click on the following blue link: Scientists Discover Alzheimer’s Disease Blocker
How To Turn Back Time On Your Hands:
And now for something completely different…
Beauty Tips Video:
How To Take Years Off Your Hands
Ever notice how aging hands belie a youthful looking body?
Yeah, me too.
Ever think you’d be so vain as to care?
Yeah, me neither.
Yet, I enjoyed watching ABC’s Good Morning America’s presentation about hand care.
You can also watch it when you click on the following blue link: How To Turn Back Time On Your Hands
Telemedicine Could Save Your Life:
Telemedicine, according to the American Telemedicine Association,
is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status.
Telemedicine includes a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video, email, smart phones, wireless tools and other forms of telecommunications technology…
I didn’t get the memo, but this has been going on for over 40 years.
And, with today’s communication inovations, its usefulness is in ascendancy.
Telemedicine Services Offered:
- Primary care and specialist referral services
- Remote patient monitoring
- Consumer medical and health information
- Medical education
More About Telemedicine Services:
Telemedicine is a great idea for people living in remote areas or who, like me, just don’t like sittin’ around in doctor’s
torture waiting rooms.
You can quickly get up to speed about your options with Telemedicine when you click on the following blue link: Telemedicine Options
And, to read an excellent article, that ties the whole concept together, click on the following blue link: Telemedicine Could Save Your Life
Lotta possibilities here…
Dick Van Dyke: Life Lessons:
He’s 90 years old and still dancing and romancing?
According to his newly published book, Yup!
That alone, almost, makes his book worth reading…
He also says in his book: Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths About Aging:
“I don’t think about the way I am supposed to act at my age—or at any age.
As far as I know, there is no manual for old age. There is no test you have to pass.
There is no way you have to behave. There is no such thing as ‘age appropriate…”
Hm, not exactly revolutionary thinking, yet definitely open-minded.
Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths About Aging, promises to be a fun read.
Van Dyke shares what he did when he learned, while in his forties, that he had body-wide arthritis. Scary news for an actor who’s livelihood was linked to his dancing chops.
In the case of arthritis, he used exercise as a way to prevent the condition from worsening
To read about other of the lanky star’s stories, click on the following blue link: Dick Van Dyke: Life Lessons
How Weird Are You:
Like the old dude told his childhood friend,
“Roy, I’m thinking that everybody in the whole dang world is weird as hell, with the exception of you and me…
And sometimes, I’m not too damn certain about you!”
Wanna find out if you’re weird – or heaven forbid – normal
Take the ‘Normal – Weird’ test at: How Weird Are You
That’s it for this week.
Talk to you next time…
Your ideas for me, aging related story, and your comments are always very welcome.