Tag: evidence based

5 Benefits of Laughter

Throughout time we have heard the statement “Laughter is the best medicine”. Research today has shown that there are numerous health benefits to laughter! Take a look at some of the benefits of laughter and see how beneficial it would be to incorporate humor into daily activity programs in your senior community. Helps Manage Hormones: […]

Study shows increase lifespan through social, mental and physical activity engagement

Research titled “Lifestyle, social factors, and survival after age 75:population based study”  published in August 2012 by BMJ Group found that seniors who were more active mentally, physically and socially were more likely to live past the age of 90. Research shows that seniors that were more active lived 5.4 years longer, on average, than […]

Health Benefits in Internet usage for Older Adults

A study conducted in April, 2012 shows that within recent years American adults ages 65 and older have become more computer savvy through internet usage and email. With the past years showing little usage growth in this age group, this current 53% usage rate is significant. With the increase of internet usage, many positive health […]

Exercise is Key to Fall Prevention in the Elderly

Exercise is key when it comes to fall prevention in the elderly. Statistics show that injuries caused by falls are the leading cause of death among people 65 and older, and that the risk of falling only increases with age. The loss of independent function and strength is the biggest culprit of falls. Of the […]

Research Reflects Importance of Social Interaction

Recent research shows that seniors who are socially engaged are more likely to lead healthier lives and live longer when compared to seniors that feel isolated or ones that lack companionship. The study conducted has been one of the largest ever to focus and emphasize loneliness as a separate condition than general depression. Researchers from […]

Coffee helps fight against Alzheimer’s!

Current research suggests that drinking 3-5 cups of coffee a day can slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s in older adults. Based on studies conducted by Gary Arendash, a researcher at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, 500 grams of caffeine a day appears to have more effect on preventing Alzheimer’s than current pharmaceuticals that are being […]