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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

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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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Will Coronavirus Ruin Your Retirement?

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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?

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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’

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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

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

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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

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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

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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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Tips for Staying Positive When Things Get Tough

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Life doesn’t care whether you’re having a good time or not. It’s going to keep ebbing and flowing either way. We all have bad moments, days, or even years. Positivity is a choice you have to practice making. We all know the clichés that are supposed to get us through dark times. “This too shall […]

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