Posts filed under: Aging

A TED Talks video on ending ageism.  Click here It’s not the passage of time that makes it so hard to get older. It’s ageism, a prejudice that pits us against our future selves — and each other. Ashton Applewhite...
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Use the following room-by-room checklist to alert you to potential hazards and to record any changes you need to make to help keep a person with Alzheimer’s disease safe. You can buy products or gadgets necessary for home safety at stores carrying...
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By Stacy Canan – JUL 26, 2017 We often hear that older Americans want to “age in place.” Aging in place means living at home in the community, rather than in an institutional setting, like a nursing facility. This is the choice most...
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7/14/2017     SENIOR PLANET “If each and every one of us can have a little bit of tolerance, that it doesn’t matter even if small mistakes are made, then we might be able to make a slight change in the...
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By Lauran Neergaard | AP July 20 at 2:55 PM WASHINGTON — Seek a good education. Control blood pressure and diabetes. Get off the couch. There are some hints, but no proof yet, that these and other lifestyle changes just might help stave off...
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By Stephen Ohlemacher | AP July 13 at 5:02 PM WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security can expect to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January, according to projections released Thursday by the trustees who oversee the program.But...
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Findings raise possibility repeated disruption of slow wave sleep could lead to a buildup of proteins linked to disease Prolonged periods of poor sleep increase levels of proteins involved in Alzheimer’s disease, research suggests, although quality, not quantity, of sleep...
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The service offers an in-home assessment with families to design the right array of monitors and devices, and Geek Squad workers install the custom-built systems. By Jackie Crosby Star Tribune JULY 11, 2017 — 7:42AM Best Buy Inc. is launching a new...
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Carole Fleck – MoneyGeek.com   July 10, 2017 10:51am  New research suggests that age-related neurological changes can make it difficult for older adults to detect suspicious behavior and other warning signs that people may be untrustworthy, potentially putting elders at higher...
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Date:July 11, 2017 Source:The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Summary:Dying adults in the United States have 2.5 people assisting them, on average, according to a new study. Yet those caring for adults at the end-of-life, especially...
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