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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).

https://www.nap.edu/resource/21693/Action-Guide-for-Individuals-and-Families_V3.pdf