Fending off dementia

Researchers believe that mental, physical and sexual activity can help ward off dementia and other degenerative diseases because they stimulate new brain cells. According to Chinese medicine, mental health depends on heart energy. Both mental and physical activity increase heart … Continue reading

Forgetfulness in the elderly

According to new research, ‘normal’ forgetfulness in the elderly is likely to be the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease or cerebrovascular disease. According to Chinese medicine, mental activity is related to the heart: if heart energy is low, circulation diminishes … Continue reading

Depression and the elderly; depression and exercise

According to new research, treating depression in the elderly can not only improve their spirits but also their physical health, which allows them to remain independent longer. Another study suggests that exercise may help depression. According to Chinese medicine, happiness … Continue reading