Shayna Vallery & Kaytelyn Purcell
Live a active life
Maintain your Brain
One in eight older adults (65+) in the United States has Alzheimer's disease, and some cognitive decline is a normal part of aging.
Get Enough Sleep!
Humans can go longer without food than without sleep. Older adults need just as much sleep as younger adults- seven to nine hours per night- but often get much less. Lack of sleep can cause depression, irritability, increased fall risk, and memory problems.
Long term stress can damage brain cells and lead to depression. Stress may also cause memory loss, fatigue,and decreased ability to fight off and recover from infection.
Cultivate your relationships
Twenty- eight percent of older adults live alone, and living alone is the strongest risk factor for loneliness.