Healthy Aging

Make Your Dog Your Best Friend During Covid-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us to hole up indoors, which mean’s we’ve had to re-imagine our relationships with friends and family. Being in quarantine or lockdown can mean going weeks without face-to-face social interaction, leading to feelings of isolation and loneliness. The good news is that dog owners can take this time […]

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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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If You See Someone Not Wearing a Mask, Do You Say Something?

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I considered whether to put on a mask at the party and, as a doctor, did so. People glanced at me hesitantly, noticing. I felt awkward. “We’re supposed to be wearing masks,” the host said as I entered a birthday party in Pennsylvania recently. He rolled his eyes and waved his hand in the air, […]

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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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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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Entertaining Discussion Topics For Seniors

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With Social Distancing, more of us are talking with seniors by phone and sometimes we run out of topics to discuss. Here are some tips and ideas for engaging conversations! Give them your full attention and be patient with them in case they can’t speak at a faster pace. Do not interrupt them because they […]

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Ways To Ease Isolation While You’re Practicing Social Distancing

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We’ve all heard that to avoid the coronavirus, public health experts are advising people of all ages to stay home and practice social distancing as much as possible. This is particularly true for older adults and those with chronic medical conditions. Those actions will go a long way to helping limit the spread of the […]

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Pickleball Is All the Rage Among Older Adults

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Forget tennis and golf. The “in” crowd is playing pickleball, and they’re having a blast. Recent retiree Ted Crawford moved to Grand Junction, Colorado from Denver just over a year ago “without knowing a soul.” He likes to keep fit and looked to the local college for activities. He discovered a thriving pickleball community and […]

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