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Recommended Reading for November 2020

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The Gifts of Care Giving by Connie Goldman Caregiving can be a gift in disguise, an experience that moves you toward a more meaningful connection with yourself and with others and a chance to nurture your spirit and perhaps even to transform your life.

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Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: Part 3 in a 4 part Series

Alzheimer's and Dementia, Assisted Living

Alzheimer’s is a complex disease with multiple risk factors. Some, like your age and genetics, are outside your control. However, there are seven pillars for a brain-healthy lifestyle that are within your control: Regular exercise Social engagement Healthy diet Mental stimulation Quality sleep Stress management Vascular health Experts now believe that the risk of Alzheimer’s […]

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Boomers Show Greater Cognitive Decline Than Earlier Generations

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The American baby boomer generation is not as cognitively sharp during middle age and later in life as previous generations, according to a recent study published online in the Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences. The findings are “clear and alarming,” say the study’s authors, for they suggest that recent declines in the incidence of dementia […]

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Through the Eyes of an Elder: Don’t parent me: What aging parents want their adult children to know

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By Kris Boler Why is it that as our parents age we decide we need to parent them? How does that make our parents feel? The overwhelming answer is: They don’t like it at all. As an Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist, I teach classes to older adults in several communities in Oregon. Across the […]

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Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease (Part 2 of Series)

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Alzheimer’s is a complex disease with multiple risk factors. Last month, we included an article about the first of seven pillars for a brain-healthy lifestyle that is within your control: Regular Exercise. Experts now believe that the risk of Alzheimer’s is not limited to old age, but in fact can start in the brain long […]

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Telemedicine Is on the Rise for Older Adults

Assisted Living, Caregiver Corner, Money and Finance, Senior Living

As the coronavirus sweeps across the country, older adults are isolating at home and in care facilities for safety. Problem is, the vast majority of them need health care, either for chronic conditions or acute issues. With the health care system strained, the Trump administration recently cleared the way for a temporary increase in the […]

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