Roger Wells, PA-C Lexington Regional Health Center LEXINGTON, NE – One out of every four 65-year-olds today will live past age 90. Many current beliefs about aging were based on information that is no longer valid given recent scientific advances. Cognitive and mental health For most older adults, age-associated changes in cognition (thinking) are mild and do not significantly interfere with daily functioning. Older adults are capable of learning new skills even later in life, though learning may take longer than for younger adults. Short-term memory
Nominating Statement: “Raquel is an amazing individual and willing to help out no matter where or what it is. She always has a smile on her face and makes sure you are doing good. She is one of a kind with a heart of gold and she is a superb fit for LRHC.” Get to Know Raquel Racek Raquel has worked at LRHC since November 2021 as a Materials Management Clerk. Raquel and her husband, Darin, have been married for just over one year.
Kristina Messersmith, PLMHP, PCSW Lexington Regional Health Center LEXINGTON, NE – Mental health services have grown in demand nationwide. The pandemic brought a greater awareness of mental health due to people experiencing isolation and uncertainty. A 2020 statistic from the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) shares that 1 in 5 Americans experience a mental illness in their lifetime. It is widely known that mental health is equally as important to manage as physical health, but the average person notices their physical symptoms
Stress overpowers so many individuals and takes over our strengths. Stress comes from the world we live in, to illness, to what we can’t see in ourselves. Stress reactions can be acute (short time frame), intermittent, or chronic. Some people live on stress and pressure and the adrenaline while others can not and a small stressful situation can cause a panic attack. When stress is a negative factor in one’s life, it is important to recognize it and work on