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  • Protect Your Older Loved One from Scams

    It’s almost cliché to talk about being stumped on what to get for your older loved one who may, in fact, have just about everything, but there is one gift all older adults could use.  That gift is added...

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  • Five Reasons to Hug…and then Some

    If you ask most medical providers what is the number one health issue affecting older adults, you might get a list that looks like this: Arthritis… Hypertension… Asthma… Blindness… Cancer… Chronic Bronchitis. … Coronary Heart Disease. … Dementia. I...

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  • Reversing Alzheimer’s?

    “I think I could speak clearer and did not wait as long in answering questions,” she said. “Sometimes, in the past, things would leave my mind and I couldn’t remember things.” Let me just start by saying that this...

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  • Misdiagnosing Alzheimer’s

    November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, so I am going to give a lot of attention throughout this month to what we know as well as what we don’t know about dementia generally and Alzheimer’s disease specifically.  More...

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  • How to Be a Super-Ager

    Scientists at Northwestern University’s School of Medicine are using similar language now to refer to a rather small subset of people who live to be not just over 90 years of age, but some to be old enough to…

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  • Good News for Alzheimer’s?

    We don’t often get a chance to use the words “good news” and “Alzheimer’s Disease” in the same sentence.  That may be about to change.  You may recall that I have reported on numerous studies here as well as...

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  • Dementia and Jelly Drops

    As if dementia sufferers don’t have enough quality of life challenges, we can add to the list dehydration.  In addition to the other short term memory issues older adults with dementia may not recognize that they are dehydrated …...

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  • Bigger than Hurricane Michael

    You’ve heard the statistic.  Every day 10,000 more Americans turn 65 years old.  We all know someone who has celebrated their 65th birthday…no crisis.   The crisis will be the magnitude of need that’s represented 10, 15 or 20 years...

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