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The New Normal in a Post-Vaccine World Cognitive Functioning: Boomers Show Concerning Decline 12 Lifestyle Changes Could Delay, Prevent Dementia Blood Test For Alzheimer’s Disease A Step Closer Marriage: How Do You Celebrate 40 Years of Everything? Happiness, what Family Caregiving May Not Harm Health After All Most Adults Say They’ve Experienced Ageism
 
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The New Normal in a Post-Vaccine World

Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is routinely available and the world is moving forward. Life, however, will likely never be the same, particularly for people over 60.

cognitive

Cognitive Functioning: Boomers Show Concerning Decline

In a reversal of trends, American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than did members of previous generations.

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12 Lifestyle Changes Could Delay, Prevent Dementia

Modifying 12 risk factors over a lifetime could delay or prevent 40 percent of dementia cases, according to an updated report.

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Blood Test For Alzheimer’s Disease A Step Closer

An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer’s disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes that there soon may be a simple way to help diagnose this most common form of dementia.

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Marriage: How Do You Celebrate 40 Years of Everything?

Randy and I didn’t expect to have our big anniversary during a pandemic. But here we are and we’re adjusting.

happiness

Happiness, what’s love got to do with it?

How accurate was William Shakespeare when he said, “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?”

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Family Caregiving May Not Harm Health After All

For decades, family caregiving has been thought to create a type of chronic stress that may lead to significant health risks or even death, alarming potential caregivers and presenting a guilt-ridden obstacle for those needing help. 

ageism

Most Adults Say They’ve Experienced Ageism

An offhand remark by an acquaintance about using a smartphone. A joke about someone losing their memory or hearing.

State program allows family caregiving at home

26 October 2010

Years ago, it was common for three or more generations to live together in one home. When aging family members needed care, they had plenty of people willing to pitch in to help out. Choosing to send a parent or grandparent to a nursing home was a last resort.

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Combating cataracts: A surprising way to see better

26 October 2010

By Dr. Helen K. Wu If you or anyone you care about is among the estimated 20 million Americans living with cataracts, there may be good news for you. The FDA has approved an implantable lens that not only corrects the cataract, it can help many people see better than they have for years. Some […]

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LegalZoom sued over low-cost wills and trusts

26 October 2010

We’ve all seen the commercials. The ones featured prominently in primetime, during sporting events, in between the news and our favorite programs. I’m talking about the commercials with former O.J. Simpson attorney, Robert Shapiro, pitching his company, LegalZoom, as the next best thing since sliced bread.

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How can families cope with isolated older relatives?

26 October 2010

Summer seems to fliy by quickly in New England. Before you know it the cold weather arrives. For seniors, that means more isolation and lack of exercise.

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How to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

26 October 2010

Seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD, is a winter depression that occurs approximately the same time every year.

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A recipe for estate planning disaster awaits amateur ‘cooks’

26 October 2010

As eager cooks everywhere break out their favorite time-tested holiday recipes and experiment with new ones, it is a fitting time to discuss every estate planning attorney’s least favorite year-round recipe: the estate planning disaster.

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