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School and learning isn’t just for kids

By Brenda Diaz The warm days of summer and spending time outdoors are quickly coming to an end. What will occupy your time in during the fall months? The fall has now become known as the season of new beginnings. What a great time take a class in school, learn a new skill, take up […]

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Minimize isolation for an Alzheimer’s sufferer

By Judith Boyko Isolation. Frustration. Solitude. Loneliness. Depression. Sadness. Heartache. Forgetfulness. For many, these are some of the words that come to mind when they think Alzheimer’s disease. What is it? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s “is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.” Individuals suffering from this debilitating […]

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Brain pacemakers zap Alzheimer’s damage?

The research is in its infancy. Only a few dozen people with early-stage Alzheimer’s will be implanted in a handful of hospitals. No one knows if it might work, and if it does, how long the effects might last.

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The joys of a budget conscious summer

By Brenda Diaz During the hot summer months, many seniors choose to stay at home and retreat by watching television and reading to avoid the heat. Living on a fixed income or tight budget may also contribute to staying at home. However, studies show staying active is the key to maintaining physical and mental agility. […]

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Dementia tops cancer, heart disease in cost

Dementia is among the most costly diseases to society, and we need to address this if we’re going to come to terms with the cost to the Medicare and Medicaid system.

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Palliative care improves quality of life

By Judith Boyko More than 1.5 million people in our country die each year as a result of chronic illness. According to “America’s Care of Serious Illness,” a report published by the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the National Palliative Care Research Center, “most people living with a serious illness experience inadequately treated symptoms, […]

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