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The Suspension Of Disbelief, Can You Do It? Four Easy Tips Can Contribute To Healthy Aging Honoring Your Personal Journey 8 Shocking Things You Learn When Traveling With Your Spouse Changing The Way We Look At Dementia  Skip The Rocking Chairs For These Rock Stars Of Aging New Orleans: Music, Marvelous Meals and Museums Estate Planning: Procrastination Could Have Harmful Results
 
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The Suspension Of Disbelief, Can You Do It?

When someone’s driving a car and talking to the person in the passenger seat, and keeps looking at the passenger instead of where he/she’s going, I just want to scream, “Keep your eyes on the road, you idiot!”

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Four Easy Tips Can Contribute To Healthy Aging

When we talk about staying healthy longer a lot of us think of that as meaning physically healthy, but the cognitive piece is just as important.

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Honoring Your Personal Journey

It’s February and presumably you are continuing to stay committed to the goals you set for yourself as the New Year began.

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8 Shocking Things You Learn When Traveling With Your Spouse

I saw then this wasn’t just a journey of miles, but of years: college, young married days, the birth of our sons, the death of beloved parents, and now retirement.

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Changing The Way We Look At Dementia 

Currently, more than 13,200 people are registered as Dementia Friends in the U.S., and organizations in 14 states.

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Skip The Rocking Chairs For These Rock Stars Of Aging

At a time when women increasingly live into their 90s and more men reach their 80s, the art of aging requires work, thought, planning and, yes, spontaneity.

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New Orleans: Music, Marvelous Meals and Museums

Think jazz and blues played in music clubs and by street musicians outside. If you guess that describes New Orleans, you’re right; but there’s more to the city than that.

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Estate Planning: Procrastination Could Have Harmful Results

Even if a person has few assets or no children, estate planning also includes provisions for important decisions during life.

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Having a Purpose Leads to Healthier, Longer Life

02 September 2017

After making it through the maelstrom of middle age, many adults find themselves approaching older age wondering “what will give purpose to my life?” now that the kids have flown the nest and retirement is in the cards.

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French Onion Soup Burgers Perfect For Labor Day

01 September 2017

In the classic recipe, a slice of French bread is floated on the soup’s surface like a bowl-wide crouton. Here that bread provides the coziest of beds for a juicy burger.

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80-Year Olds Are as Street-Savvy as 18 Year Olds

31 August 2017

Older people are as good as young adults at knowing when someone is potentially aggressive, and being streetwise appears to be a skill honed in childhood but not fully reliable until adulthood.

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Study: Spousal Caregivers Just Need Some Appreciation to Lift Burdens

30 August 2017

There aren’t many roles more stressful than caregiving. The fact that spouses often provide for their ailing partners is quite common in American life.

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One Man’s Sad Story: Foreclosure Rate High Among Older Americans

29 August 2017

My friend Bob is 73 years old. He lives alone with his dog Moxie in a small town in Western Massachusetts. For all his adult life, Bob has worked as a builder and carpenter.

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How Do You Become a Really Good Daughter?

28 August 2017

I pick up the electric shaver. “I don’t want to hurt you,” I say to my Dad. I’ve never shaved a man before.

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