Yeats, Frost and Angelou are memorable poets who may be able to help our memory. As it turns out, poetry isn’t just a string of beautiful, sometimes rhyming, words; it has actually been scientifically proven that poetry has an effect on the brain. Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that reading poetry can stimulate areas of the brain linked to memory.
As a child you fall all the time, but as an older adult, a fall can be a devastating event, which is why preventing falls is extremely important. If you have taken a tumble, you wouldn’t be alone—each year, millions of adults aged 65 and older fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
January and February are the peak of the nation’s flu season. If you haven’t gotten your vaccine yet this year, you should make it a priority. There are many locations in the St. Louis and St. Charles areas that offer the vaccination. After all, in the U.S. about 23,000 people die from the flu each year, and older adults are even more vulnerable to complications from the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And getting a flu shot any time during flu season will reduce your risk of […]