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Recommended Reading for February 2019

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  Dynamic Aging:  I Intend to Live Forever… So Far So Good! By:  Jinks, Joy Sloan Dynamic Aging offers a journey, exploration using yourself as a research subject to embrace strategies that will lead to a richer, fuller life in the years after retirement. In the final analysis, this book is about empowerment. As this […]

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Why is oral health care important for older adults?

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As the aging population is increasingly retaining their natural teeth, their need for optimal oral health care also increases. Older peoples’ mouths are prone to oral disease and those with natural teeth are more likely to have advanced gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis).  Oral health care for older people is often further complicated by a […]

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When Seniors Argue: Finding the Cause

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When an older adult becomes argumentative, you may think they’re just getting irritable, but we now know there could be underlying factors that need to be addressed. Age can bring about many challenges, including more arguments. There can be a variety of root causes, including physical and mental conditions. If you are a caretaker or […]

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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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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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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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Discover Great Ideas for Gifts Older Adults Will Love

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By Susan Ayers Walker To make your shopping a little easier this holiday season, we’ve put together a list of fun and practical items for older adults. Grandparent Talk uses a deck of question cards to stimulate social interaction and spontaneous discussion between grandparents and the youngsters who don’t necessarily recognize the store of knowledge their […]

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Avoid Family Burnout During the Holiday Season

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The holidays often mean family time, but can you have too much of a good thing? Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Karen Lawson discusses what you can do to prevent experiencing family burnout. “I would describe family burnout as the feeling of not having satisfactory interactions with family members. If someone is truly experiencing family burnout then […]

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Recommended Reading for November 2018

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Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old By:  John Leland An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being, Happiness Is a Choice You Make weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the “oldest old”― those eighty-five and […]

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