As we continue to social distance, it’s important to find things to keep your mind active. Taking Virtual tours is a great way to armchair travel. Here are a few links to some of our favorites we think your loved ones will enjoy:
Sing, Dance, Move to the Beat: It’s All Good for Mood, Memory & More
“Nothing activates the brain like music,” says Jonathan Burdette, a professor of neuroradiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a contributor to the GCBH report.
And all that brain activation translates into some serious health benefits. Researchers have found that music can improve sleep and sharpen memory, as well as reduce stress and stimulate thinking skills — all of which are good for maintaining brain health as we age.
“Music makes everything we know about improving your brain easier,” says Sarah Lenz Lock, senior vice president for policy and brain health at AARP and executive director of the GCBH. “It makes the medicine go down.”
See the AARP Article here
Remember to Mask Up
Our job is to make sure you protect yourself and those you encounter in the time of COVID. Wearing a face shield or goggles is not a substitute for a mask. A shield/goggles does help prevents viral laden droplets from falling on the moist membranes of the eyes and maybe even stops the wearer from putting his/her fingers in their eyes, nose or mouth. You also need to wear a well-fitting mask that conforms to your face so that the air you breath in come through, not around the mask. Seems obvious right?
Masks come in different sizes and shapes as do our heads and faces. Masks often come folded flat in packaging which creases the malleable nose bridge. The nose bridge needs to be bent to conform to the contours of the nose not left tented allowing air passage around the mask material. Some masks come with vents or one-way valves. Do not use these. Valves fail on the intake and when you exhale, they allow virus-laden droplets to exit as opposed to being filtered through the mask material, which can endanger the people around you.
Always cover your nose as well as your mouth. Not covering your nose allows you to breathe in unfiltered virus laden air as well as to breath out unfiltered virus-laden air. We want to stay safe and keep people around us safe as well.