We use cookies to give you the best possible experience of our website. Some of the cookies we use identify your browsing habits and enable us to show you other content and products relevant to your interests. If you continue, we'll assume you're happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website. See our privacy policy for more information on cookies and how to manage them. Close
We use cookies to give you the best possible experience of our website. Some of the cookies we use identify your browsing habits and enable us to show you other content and products relevant to your interests. If you continue, we'll assume you're happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website. See our privacy policy for more information on cookies and how to manage them. Close

Sunrise Senior Living Blog

Sunrise Senior Living Blog

Frankincense 'Has Healing Properties'

 Frankincense, which is resin from the Boswellia plant, may be able to provide relief for those with certain conditions that are common in older adults. When the three wise men included frankincense among their Christmas gifts, they may have been giving more than they realised.

Frankincense, which is resin from the Boswellia plant, may be able to provide relief for a range of conditions that are common in older adults. Research from Johns Hopkins University, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Cardiff University shows its effectiveness in lessening the symptoms of condition such as depression, anxiety and arthritis. 

According to a study published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, the substance has effects on the brain that are similar to that which occurs after taking anti-anxiety and anti-depression medications. After studying mice that received the treatment, researchers found that they had lower levels of these mental illnesses. Both conditions are among the most common forms of mental illness in Britain, according to the Mental Health Foundation.

Arthritis is another common condition among the older generation, affecting more than 10 million people in the UK according to the NHS. Research from Cardiff University shows that frankincense could benefit those who have this condition as well. According to the study, a rare form of the substance can be used to help the body's production of inflammatory molecules. These molecules can stop the body from breaking down cartilage tissue and provide relief for those with arthritis.

Sunrise Senior Living won't be giving frankincense this Christmas at our care and nursing homes, around the country, but we will be providing the same level of high quality care over the festive period as we do throughout the year..

Dementia Now 'Third Biggest Killer'

Dementia is now the world's third biggest cause of death. Latest figures from the Global Burden of Disease Study show that dementia is now the third biggest cause of death in the UK after heart disease and stroke. Previously, the third biggest killer was lung cancer.

Read More

Gene Error 'May Halve Risk Of Heart Attack '

Gene error may reduce people's risk of heart attack According to the British Heart Foundation, there are over 103,000 heart attacks and 152,000 strokes in the UK every year. These are partially due to high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Read More

'Never Too Late' to Stop Smoking

The benefits of leaving cigarettes behind for good Smoking has a significant impact on health, no matter a person's age. However, as a body ages, it becomes more susceptible to various diseases.

Read More

Cocoa Can 'Help Memory Loss'

Cocoa flavanol may be the key to treating memory loss Memory loss is common among older adults, causing serious mental health conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. A recent study led by scientists at the University of Colombia Medical Center claims to have found evidence that a major component of memory deterioration in ageing individuals can be narrowed down to one specific portion of the brain.

Read More