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Recommended Reading for January 2019

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Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging, By Dr. Roger Landry This book is a call to action: for individuals to live a lifestyle that will give them the best chance to maximize their potential as they age; for organizations and communities to become places where older adults can reach their […]

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Falls an Early Clue to Alzheimer’s

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Falls More Common in Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds By Charlene Laino July 18, 2011 (Paris) — Falls may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report. In a study of 125 older adults who appeared physically and cognitively healthy, two-thirds of those with large deposits of Alzheimer’s-associated plaque in their brains suffered falls. In contrast, only […]

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The Link Between Alcoholism and Dementia

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Many people equate long-term damage caused by alcoholism with liver failure and pancreatitis. Many are thus surprised to learn that alcoholism also causes a form of dementia known as Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) is a type of brain disorder caused by a lack of vitamin B-1, or thiamine. The syndrome is actually two separate […]

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Can Pumping Iron Extend Your Life?

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Several recent studies point to the same conclusion: Weight training can help you live longer. Maybe you were a weightlifter, way back when. Or you used to do pushups and sit-ups … but that was a long time ago. Now, you keep fit with a daily walk or bike ride. That’s enough, right? Fitness professionals […]

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Recommended Reading for December 2018

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The Forgotten Carols:  A Christmas Story and Songs By: Michael McLean The Forgotten Carols” is an innovative storybook/CD about a nurse whose empty life is changed by her patient, John. As the story moves along, the characters in the novel break into song, which are included on the compact disc. Click here to purchase.

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Finding Happiness During the Holidays: A Guide For Older Adults

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“Happiness is not ready made. It comes from our actions.” This quote from the Dalai Lama holds particular meaning for me during the holidays. While the holiday season is a time of celebration, family reunions, and childlike wonder, many of us are not immune to sadness – particularly as we age. We may have lost […]

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