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How Vision Loss Affects the Brain

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New studies indicate that when an older person’s brain has to work harder to see, declines in language, memory, attention and more could follow. The human body doesn’t function in silos. It works as an integrated whole. If one part of the body has extra stress put on it, it can affect other areas. As one researcher concluded, “Vision impairment can lead to cognitive decline in older adults.” Ways...

Charcoal Toothpaste: Crazy Fad or Real Benefits?

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Charcoal toothpaste may be something you’ve only recently noticed on grocery store shelves. Though it’s relatively new to American consumers, charcoal toothpaste has been around since Roman times. While there is still plenty of research ahead for its benefits, many people find that charcoal toothpaste is worth a try. What Is Activated Charcoal Activated charcoal is most known for its ability to...

Why Soft-Bristled Toothbrushes Are Better

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When toothbrushes were invented hundreds of years ago, people had to debate which bristle material would clean their teeth more effectively, animal hair or twigs. Fortunately, our choices have improved since then. We have many toothbrush options, including toothbrushes with soft bristles and hard bristles. Many experts prefer soft bristles over hard-bristled toothbrushes. Here’s why: Soft...

How Age Affects Your Vision on the Road

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Healthy vision on the road can be the difference between safe driving and getting into an accident. Because eyesight goes through changes as we age, maintaining the health of your eyes is important. About 90% of the Info Drivers Process Comes Through the Eyes It’s a misconception that older drivers are unsafe drivers. One report determined older drivers don’t necessarily put others at...

3 Ways to Keep Your Smile Shining Bright

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Your at-home dental care routine is the foundation for you to achieve a healthy mouth and an attractive smile. Following the dentist recommended practice of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing is essential. But there are additional quick and easy ways you can take care of your mouth and maintain optimal oral health between dentist appointments. Here are 3 effective ways you can level up...

Winning The Battle Against Vision Loss Could Be Coming into View

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Loss of vision was once regarded as a natural part of the aging process. But a recent study could be a revolution in eye care for the 450 million people worldwide who are older or have diabetes. What Causes Vision Loss? The eye is one of the most complex organs. Treating ocular diseases poses unique challenges. For instance, there are many protective obstacles to reach the back of the eye. You...

5 Surprising Things Dentists Say Are Bad for Your Teeth

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You already know that candy and sugary soda are bad for your teeth. There are also other less obvious foods and drinks that can harm your oral health. Whether you choose to avoid them entirely or reduce your consumption to help protect your teeth, here are five foods and drinks dentists tell their patients to try to limit. ICE Putting ice in your drink is refreshing but biting and chewing on...

Your Ship Has Come In; AMBA Passport Helps You Save Big!

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What’s even better than summertime travel adventures? Saving big on your summertime travel adventures, of course! And with AMBA Passport from MyAMBAdiscounts, you can get in shape get out to sea. Whichever you choose, we can help you can save hundreds! Whether it’s golf packages and vacations from Golfbreaks or scenic North American hikes with Active Adventures, you can have fun and fitness at...

Where Will Your Passport Take You? AMBA’s Passport Travel Services Will Get You the Most Fun for Less!

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Ready to enjoy some adventures this summer? Your association and AMBA have your back. Whether you’re taking a road-trip or sailing out to sea, myAMBAdiscounts lets you soak up the sun, the fun…and the savings! There are no fees and no hassles – just well-earned good times waiting to be had! When you book your perfect vacation with myAMBAdiscounts, our Passport Travel Services program gives you...

Making Your Home Fall-Proof

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Falls are the #1 cause of injuries in older adults, resulting in more than 2.5 million emergency room visits and over 700,000 hospitalizations every year. And the place for the majority – 6 out of 10 – of these falls? Your own home. Accidents may happen, but there are ways to make your home as safe as possible for you and your loved ones and reduce your risk. Here are some tips: Clear...

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