The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Brain Health, Cognitive Health, Communication, Family & Relationships, Hearing Health, Lifestyle & Leisure, Mental Health, Research, Tips & Tricks

Social engagement is often identified as extremely important for children and their development. This emphasis on social interaction during early stages of identity development often overlooks the importance of remaining socially active as one continues to age. Social activity continues to shape who we are and who we are becoming as we are always learning, growing, and changing throughout our …

Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Brain Health, Cognitive Health, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Mental Health, News, Research

Cognitive decline has long been an early indicator of dementia, the sixth leading cause of mortality in this country. So it makes sense that we should be vigilant of anything that might compromise our brain functions. That’s why we should start looking at hearing loss. Even adults with a little hearing loss are at a higher risk of dementia, and …

Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Brain Health, Cognitive Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Mental Health, News, Research, Signs & Symptoms

Have you noticed that a loved one is struggling to remember things? You may be worried about a possible Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, and Alzheimer’s is one of the most common chronic illnesses in the US. While memory loss is often an early warning sign of dementia, it could also be pointing towards something else: hearing loss. Studying Memory Loss and …

November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Brain Health, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Disease, Mental Health, News, Research

Did you know that November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month? Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia that people experience. The degenerative brain disease affects people’s memories, and people with Alzheimer’s typically have difficulty remembering information that they have learned relatively recently. There are other issues that people with Alzheimer’s disease face, from difficulties remaining oriented in a …