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Connecting with Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities During COVID-19

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The pandemic has left those in skilled nursing, rehabilitation facilities and assisted living feeling isolated and often sad. Here’s what you can do to help. The pandemic has hit everyone hard as we struggle to stay safe with social distancing, mask-wearing and hand washing routines. But it’s worse for older adults in long-term care facilities, […]

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

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In the past several newsletters, we have described several risk factors for Alzheimer’s as well as provided detail on the seven pillars for a brain-healthy lifestyle that are within your control. In prior months, The Choice Voice focused on the first five pillars and this month, we focus on the final two: Stress Management and […]

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Corona Christmas – How To Safely Enjoy This Holiday Season

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The end of 2020 is approaching fast, and the holidays are just around the corner. We might be in the middle of a pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we can’t safely enjoy all the Christmas festivities and fun! Below we’re sharing our go-to virtual hacks that limit your contact with loved ones outside of your […]

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

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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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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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