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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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Recommended Reading for July 2020

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Sundown Syndrome (Caring for Aging Parents Book 1)  By:  Edie Dykeman Sundown Syndrome is a symptom of dementia that often reveals itself in the late afternoon or evening. In this book, Edie shares from experience that to expect from Sundown Syndrome and how caregivers and family members can help their loved one while coping with […]

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Recommended Reading for December 2019

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Aging Parents:  The Essential Resource Guide for Peace of Mind  by Dorothy Hansen Psy.D. and Betsy Sherry RN BSN M.Ed.  Are you caring for or worrying about an aging parent or elder? Feeling stressed, confused and unprepared to handle problems your elder encounters? You need quick access to answers to your concerns with this complete, easy-to-use resource […]

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When It’s Time to See A Geriatrician?

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When It’s Time to See A Geriatrician…And how they may keep you out of the hospital If you’re in your 60s or 70s, you may have wondered if you should start seeing a geriatrician instead of, or in addition to, your primary care provider. These are family doctors or internists with special training in the […]

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Recommended Reading for March 2019

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Getting Older – Moving Smarter: Walking and Running Tips  By Joe Sinclair   Joe Sinclair decided to become a marathon runner—after turning sixty-two. He soon accomplished his goal but was disappointed to find himself an anomaly as an older runner. A firm believer that there is an athlete in all of us—regardless of age, shape, or body type—Sinclair […]

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How Technology Will Impact Aging Now and the Near Future

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According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, individuals over the age of 65 will make up nearly a quarter of the population by the year 2040. Throughout our lives the number of older adults will continue to rise, reaching 98 million people over the age of 65 by the year 2060. […]

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How to Help a New Widow

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Whether she is a neighbor, friend, family member or client, a new widow is going through an emotional upheaval that many of us don’t know how to react to, so we may do nothing at all. Here are 10 things that widows say they would find comforting. Send a card. Death may leave us without […]

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The Right Stress Can Lengthen Your Life

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If there’s one thing we think we know, it’s that stress is bad for us. But what if that just isn’t true? The startling truth gleaned from recent studies is that some forms of stress are very good for us. It appears that Nietzsche was right when he said, “That which does not kill us, […]

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Healthy Habits Can Lengthen Life

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Have you heard the advice to exercise, choose a healthy diet, keep a lean weight, never smoke, and limit alcohol? Researchers wanted to find out whether people who follow this advice live longer than those who don’t. So, they compared lifespan and other data from thousands of adults with all five of these healthy habits […]

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