Health
October 18, 2017

How to recognize and help our orphaned elders

Spotlight On Seniors

 An orphaned elder is a person who has crossed into the seventies and eighties or above, without family or significant others. They may have acquaintances and neighbors, but once the symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer’s begin to set in - there is no one who feels responsible to help or step in and more often than not - this is when the vulnerability of elder abuse and manipulation set in.

 

Taking the bite out of cavities

Cavities. They hurt, they look bad and they are not fun to fix. What's the best way to deal with a cavity? Try not to get one in the first place. A cavity doesn't happen overnight and it's not caused by a single event. A series of events have to line up to create that painful hole in your tooth. Knowing how cavities start may give you some insight into how to stop them.

Do we use only ten percent of our brain?

In fact, the human brain is regarded by the scientific world as the most complex organism in the universe. Every moment it is performing millions of mundane acts, in addition to composing concertos, issuing manifestos and developing mind-blowing equations. It is also the wellspring of our feelings, behaviors, experiences, memory and self-awareness. So, it’s no surprise that the brain remains a mystery unto itself.