Tag Archives: health

This is your brain on coffee

For hundreds of years, coffee has been one of the two or three most popular beverages on earth. In a large scale epidemiological study (National Cancer Institute 2012), men who reported drinking two or three cups of coffee a day were 10 percent less likely to have died than those who didn’t drink coffee, while women drinking the same amount had… Read more »

Is caregiving good for you?

In celebration of National Caregiver Month (November!), I want to share the idea that caring for a chronically ailing or disabled family member might be good for you! … what? Really? After all, we hear about caregivers being depressed, stressed, and fatigued… Dr. David Roth, in the American Journal of Epidemiology (2013), presents his “healthy caregiver hypothesis” and shows non-caregivers have… Read more »

never too late…

yoga is a gift for old age. one who takes to yoga when old gains not only health and happiness, but also freshness of mind, since yoga gives one a bright outlook on life, and one can look forward to a happier future rather than looking back into the past which has already entered into darkness. the loneliness and nervousness,… Read more »

coping skills for parkinson’s care partners – PDF expert briefing

I attended an online presentation from the Parkinson Disease Foundation on coping skills for PD caregivers, in honour of National Family Caregivers Month. – Dr. Julie Carter, from the Parkinson Centre of Oregon, spoke about how caregivers are integral to the emotional and physical health of the persons with PD. She spoke on how stress impacts the mind-body and introduced… Read more »