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Alabama Gulf Coast Offers Beach, Nature, history

My first thought was that I must have taken a wrong turn. Surely this couldn’t be the destination known as Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, perched on the Gulf coast of Alabama.

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Researchers Rethink Alzheimer’s, Diversifying The Drug Search

When researchers at the University of Kentucky compare brains donated from people who died with dementia, very rarely do they find one that bears only Alzheimer’s trademark plaques and tangles — no other damage.

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In Search Of Age-Friendly Health Care

A month ago, during a visit to her doctor’s office in Sequim, Wash., Sue Christensen fell to her knees in the bathroom when her legs suddenly gave out.

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Viking River Cruises Offers Carefree European Travel

It was early morning as our Viking long ship, Alruna, docked in the little town of Breisach, Germany.

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Your Estate Plan Should Match Your Life Stage

Having and estate plan that matches your stage of life is important. It’s not as simple as your age.

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To Color Or Not to Color? That Is the Question

We’ve all seen those women. They look gorgeous in gray or silver hair.

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Solo Agers: 3 Steps To Keep Happier And Safer

Many people won’t have children to look after them as they age, either because they didn’t have kids or the ones they have aren’t available or reliable.

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Let’s Keep The Wellness Conversation Going

I feel a deep need to respond to the recent and ongoing demonization of the ”Wellness Diet.”

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Robots To Give Dementia Caregivers What They Want

25 March 2019

Researchers found that caregivers wanted the robots to fulfill two major roles: support positive moments shared by caregivers and their loved ones; and lessen caregivers’ emotional stress by taking on difficult tasks.

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Beware Of Scammers Pretending To Be From Social Security

24 March 2019

Last week I received six recorded calls purportedly from the Social Security Administration (SSA) informing me that my Social Security number was being deactivated.

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Mass. Nursing Homes On Brink of ‘Colossal Collapse?’

24 March 2019

Every spring, when Massachusetts lawmakers begin to take testimony on the state budget, the nursing home industry begins to crank out a chorus of press releases predicting a financial apocalypse is near.

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5 Tips On What To Do With Unwanted Stuff

23 March 2019

World-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo is sparking joy among shoppers feeling the urge to clean out their homes.

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Cooking For 2: Easy Meatless Lasagna Can Also Feed A Crowd

22 March 2019

There’s no reason why a vegetable lasagna made with the classic trio of eggplant, zucchini and summer squash should be any less satisfying than a meat-based casserole.

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Medicare’s Wellness Visit Isn’t The Same As An Annual Physical

21 March 2019

The annual wellness visit generally doesn’t include a physical exam, except to check routine measurements such as height, weight and blood pressure.

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