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Learning for Life

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Older adults are often encouraged to stay active and engaged to keep their minds sharp. But new research indicates that only certain activities — learning a mentally demanding skill like photography, for instance — are likely to improve cognitive functioning. These findings in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, reveal that less demanding activities, such as listening to classical music or completing word puzzles, probably won’t bring noticeable benefits to an aging mind. “It seems it […]

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Real Life Story–District Mobile Dental

Real Life Story–District Mobile Dental
Lila Skaer’s teeth hurt. However, at 96, she was also coping with a wide array of physical and mental challenges, including macular degeneration, hearing loss and mild memory impairment. For her[...]

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Stroke Prevention, Awareness & Recovery

Stroke Prevention, Awareness & Recovery
Every four minutes someone in the U.S. dies of a stroke. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens,[...]

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Understanding Arthritis–How Joint Pain Impacts Daily Life

Understanding Arthritis–How Joint Pain Impacts Daily Life
The number of adults with arthritis is rising by about 1 million people each year, according to a 2013 government report. The report reaffirms previous predictions that cases of arthritis would rise[...]

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Time to Call 9-1-1

Time to Call 9-1-1
Biological Warnings Many Ignore Each year, about 600,000 Americans—one in four—in the United States die from heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Of the[...]

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Brains in Training–NeurExpand Brain Center

Brains in Training–NeurExpand Brain Center
By Christy Brudin Memorizing facts. Taking tests. Playing games. That’s what the attendees at NeurExpand Brain Center are doing. It may sound like they are in school, but they are in fact[...]

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Maintain a Healthy Mouth

Too often, seniors and their caregivers neglect dental care in favor of attending to more pressing physical and emotional challenges. However, doing so is not only unhealthy, it is also dangerous.[...]

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Emergency Rooms Not Ideal for Elderly

PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D. wrote a recent Blog Post on the NYT Website titled, Emergency Rooms Are No Place for the Elderly Over the last five decades, quality emergency care has become synonymous with[...]

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Late-Onset Depression & Chronic Medical Conditions

Late-Onset Depression & Chronic Medical Conditions
Adults with no previous history of depression can develop it late in life due to changes and loss­es they experience. Late-onset depression often occurs simultaneously with a chronic medical[...]

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