Health Ministry News for January 16, 2022
Health Ministry Contacts
• Health Ministry – Bev Wilkerson 660-473-2033
• Bereavement Ministry – Ann Dove 660-527-3794
Take Them a Meal – Marge Wehman 724-448-4482
• Prayer Shawl Ministry – Rectory at 827-2311
• Crochet & Sewing Tuesdays – Carol Schibi 660-620-3795
This month we will look at ways to stay healthy as we age.
The top 3 actions you can take to help protect your cognitive health as you age
1 Be physically active. Staying physically active can promote cognitive health in middle-aged and older adults.
2 Reduce your cardiovascular risk factors (including hypertension, diabetes, and smoking). Maintaining cardiovascular health supports cognitive health.
3. Manage your medications. A number of medications can have a negative effect on cognitive function when used alone or in combination with other medications. The effects can be temporary or long-term. It’s important to review all of your medications with a health care professional and learn about their effects on cognitive health.
Other actions that may promote cognitive health
• Be socially and intellectually active, and continually seek opportunities to learn.
• Get adequate sleep and seek professional treatment for sleep disorders, if needed.
• Talk to your health care provider to learn more about preventing delirium (a decline in cognitive function that can be associated with some medications and hospitalization).