Think about it. Humans can go longer without food than without sleep! Research has shown that older adults need just as much sleep as younger adults – seven to nine hours per night – but often get much less. Besides the feeling of fatigue, lack of sleep can cause a host of other ailments such as depression, irritability, increased fall risk, and even memory problems.
Everyone should try their best to get enough sleep. Proper sleep keeps your mind alert, preserves energy
As we age, our stressors change and so does our ability to deal with stress. 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. In fact, it is estimated that more than 90% of illness is either caused or complicated by stress. Let’s face it, we cannot avoid stressful situations entirely. Stress is a daily part of our lives. But why? What causes the stre