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Today’s Solutions: July 14, 2024

Doctor physician hand on happy elderly senior patient to comfort in hospital examination room or hospice nursing home or wellbeing county.

3 ways senior health rights improved post-Pandemic

The pandemic has been especially hard on the elderly population. Being in a high at-risk group meant that many older individuals could have no visitors and had their interactions hugely restricted even when living in the same home. This combined with staff shortages in hospices meant the levels of Read More...

Senior people getting together and having a good time.

These tips may help you overcome social anxiety

Now we’re all getting back into the full swing of life, all types of anxieties are affecting much of the population. From your comfortable pandemic work routine being tipped upside down to that social anxiety when meeting up with people in person again. anxiety is back in a big way. One of the Read More...

Mother struggling with depression.

Small things can make a huge difference for mothers with depression

Mental illness is not only hard for the sufferer but can also impact surrounding family and friends. This is especially true for the children of mothers that experience depression. Research has been found that children in this position not only are more likely to gain mental health problems Read More...

Isolation can cause cognitive

Isolation can cause cognitive decline, but socialization can be a cure

"It's something I'm seeing clinically. Some people were okay before the pandemic and now they're having faster cognitive decline," says Dr. Joel Salinas, a behavioral neurologist and faculty member of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. If you feel like you’re forgetting Read More...

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Cave experiment lets volunteers reconnect with natural circadian rhythms

What is it to live without clocks, daylight, or simple communication with people outside your immediate surroundings? In the name of science, fifteen people descended into a cave in southwest France for 40 days to find out. The experiment, which was part of a wider project called Deep Time, Read More...

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Capturing isolation: This is the best of COVID-19 lockdown photography

With billions of people subjected to some level of stay-at-home order over the past couple of months, the COVID-19 pandemic has delivered one of the most profound shared global experiences humanity has ever seen. That’s why photography social network Agora called out to its diverse community to Read More...

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Feeling lonely? Practicing mindfulness has been shown to help

It’s no secret that being overly attached to your smartphone can cause serious social problems, from boosting feelings of loneliness and isolation to worsening anxiety and depression symptoms. But used in the right way, smartphones may actually do the opposite. Researchers have recently found Read More...