Monthly Archives: August 2020

Will Coronavirus Ruin Your Retirement?

August 30th, 2020 (No Comments)

The unemployment rate caused by COVID-19 precautions has hit older Americans harder than any other group except the youngest workers. Older adults may not return to the workforce, or they may take a long time to do so. An April 2020 survey showed 32% of baby boomers had lost confidence in their ability to retire […]

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Can Alzheimer’s and Dementia be Prevented with Regular Exercise?

August 30th, 2020 (No Comments)

Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the biggest concerns many of us have as we get older. The thought of developing the disease can be a frightening prospect, especially if you’ve witnessed a loved one affected by dementia. While you may have been told that all you can do is hope for the best and wait […]

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Bereaved Families Are ‘the Secondary Victims of COVID-19’

August 30th, 2020 (No Comments)

Every day, the nation is reminded of COVID-19’s ongoing impact as new death counts are published. What is not well documented is the toll on family members. New research suggests the damage is enormous. For every person who dies of COVID-19, nine close family members are affected, researchers estimate based on complex demographic calculations and […]

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Recommended Reading for September 2020

August 30th, 2020 (No Comments)

Aging and the Digital Life Course (Life Course, Culture and Aging: Global Transformations)  By:  David Prendergast and Chiara Garattini, Editors  Across the life course, new forms of community, ways of keeping in contact, and practices for engaging in work, healthcare, retail, learning and leisure are evolving rapidly. Breaking new ground in the study of technology and aging, […]

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Recommended Reading for August 2020

August 2nd, 2020 (No Comments)

The Anxiety and Phobia WorkbookWritten by:  Edmund J. Bourne PhD   Ever since the World Health Organization officially cited Coronavirus as a pandemic, the panic level amongst the people has increased notches higher. As a preventive measure, WHO has advised everyone to avoid social gatherings and suggested adopting self-quarantine until things calm down.  However, this situation has made several […]

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New studies show a relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and a lack of deep sleep. Nap habits are key.

August 2nd, 2020 (No Comments)

Decades before an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is made, those likely to get the disease show disruptions in sleep patterns, in particular, a lack of deep sleep. So says Ruth Benca, a psychiatrist at the University of California Irvine. Her work has followed the parallels between rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep and the development of Alzheimer’s. Now, researchers […]

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WHAT TO DO IF YOUR PARENT’S SENIOR COMMUNITY RESTRICTS VISITORS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

August 2nd, 2020 (No Comments)

So what can you do if you are caregiving during coronavirus and your parent’s nursing home or assisted living facility restricts visitors due to the coronavirus? 1. If your parents can operate their phones, call. Check in with them more than you might have in the past. Use the call to listen to their concerns […]

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Your School Grades Affect Your Risk of Dementia

August 2nd, 2020 (No Comments)

In a presentation at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, scientists report that getting good grades in school is among the important factors that can protect against dementia later in life. Experts have known that people with so-called cognitive reserve, or the ability to compensate for the failing parts of the brain in degenerative conditions such as […]

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