2 Health Tips For 15/4/07
April 14, 2007 12:06pm CST
Tip 1 - Ragweed Allergies Since the season began changing, have you developed itchy, watery eyes or a stuffy, runny nose? If so, you might be suffering from a ragweed allergy. Ragweed lasts from the end of August until the first frost, in America. You can lower your exposure by staying indoors in a climate-controlled setting, especially during days when pollen counts are high. Tip 2 - Achieve Better Recall with Mindful Songs A study recently administered by researchers focused on elderly people with varying degrees of dementia. Having previously determined that music is a memory aid, the researchers focused specifically on what types of sounds are beneficial to recall. It became apparent that long-term memory recall was positively influenced by upbeat music. Whether subjects knew the melodies or not was irrelevant the pulse of the music was the important factor. Background music may help an older relative recount thrilling tales with brilliant precision. Music may also aid younger adults and students. I know this as a fact as when my uncle could not recall or talk this is how they taught him.
16 Apr 07
Allergy season seems to be under way here in Scotland. Tree pollen is almost upon us. This is a bad time of year for me. I try to stay indoors as much as possible. But, that is hard to do when you have 2 dogs to walk. Thanks for your health tips. I'm you this will come in handy for a lot of people.
• United States
16 Apr 07
Thank you for the tips. My husband has been suffering horribly from his allergies so far this year. He is having trouble finding anything that will work for him. As for music, I knew that music could do wonders for recall. My great grandmother would hum tunes to herself when she would need to remember something that she had forgotten. I have found that if I can recall the tune that I was listening to while sdtudying that I can come up with answers better.