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What You Should Know Before Elective Procedures

Hospitals, outpatient clinics and physicians’ practices have started providing elective medical procedures; services that had been suspended for several months.

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Light Drinking May Protect Brain Function

Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. 

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Gloves And The Great Covid PPE Hunt

I recently received a call from two front-line workers who are caring for an elderly friend of mine. “We’re just about out of gloves,” the personal care attendant worker said.

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Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud Of Confusion

Since the start of the pandemic, the public has been barraged by conflicting messages.

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As You Become Older, Do You Become “More”?

Someone once said we discover who we really are as we age. I used to wonder if that was true.

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Is A Second Wave Of Coronavirus Coming?

As Americans continue to grapple with the novel coronavirus, one question is on a lot of people’s minds: Are we already seeing, or will we eventually see, a second wave of the virus?

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Souvenirs Bring Back Past Adventures

My body is home, but my mind is roaming the globe. I’m stalking endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, interacting with animals and people in the Amazon.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Face Masks

Face masks are an important part of staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. But not all masks are created equal.

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Berries, Apples & Tea May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

07 May 2020

Older adults who consumed small amounts of flavonoid-rich foods, such as berries, apples and tea, were two to four times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias over 20 years compared with people whose intake was higher.

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Palliative Care Helped Family Face ‘The Awful, Awful Truth’

06 May 2020

Seattle mourned the news: Elizabeth and Robert Mar died of COVID-19 within a day of each other. They would have celebrated 50 years of marriage in August.

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As COVID-19 Lurks, Families Are Locked Out Of Nursing Homes

05 May 2020

Families are beset by fear and anxiety as COVID-19 makes inroads at nursing homes across the country, threatening the lives of vulnerable older adults.

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Nursing Homes Residents Feeling Trapped During Pandemic

04 May 2020

The terrible irony for the elderly in nursing facilities is that family and friends who came to visit their loved ones, staff caregivers who went room to room to care for the residents, and other residents at the facility, are likely sources of the virus spreading.

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Family Caregivers: Meeting The Challenge To Provide Care During COVID-19

03 May 2020

COVID-19 has dramatically shifted daily life for many people around the world.

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Dig Into Gardening Trends: Tips To Get Started

02 May 2020

Some shifts in gardening were inspired by necessity, like the “victory gardens” of WWII for growing food during years of rationing.

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