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How Alzheimer’s Changes the Brain – 4 Minute Video

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This 4-minute video, How Alzheimer’s Changes the Brain, shows how Alzheimer’s affects the human brain and looks at promising ideas to treat and prevent the disease. It is presented by the National Institute on Aging. Please scroll down for the complete transcript of this video. Transcript In healthy people, all sensations, movements, thoughts, memories, and feelings […]

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The Doctor Diaries: What Physicians Wish Patients Knew

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Revelations about weight loss, medical information on the internet, and more by Joanne Jarrett, M.D., AARP The Magazine, June-July 2018 Joanne Jarrett, M.D., polled dozens of doctors to find out what they’d tell you if only they could, and here are the results… We are working on your case, even if it looks like we have disappeared. Physicians […]

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Why It’s Harder for Men to Challenge the Stigma of Loneliness

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Making friendships a priority can create important connections By Debbie Reslock  July 3, 2018 Sharing in an interview that he never told anyone because he felt ashamed, the former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy spoke of his youthful loneliness. He believed at the time that admitting how he felt was like admitting he wasn’t worth being loved. That stigma, still […]

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Estate and Long-Term Care Planning Help for Solo Agers

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Tips for childless boomers from the author of a new book By Sara Zeff Geber Author and founder of LifeEncor For boomers without children (Solo Agers), an important question to answer is: What happens when I am no longer physically or mentally able to make decisions for myself? Many decisions have to be made to create documents […]

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The Nutrient Women Need to Avoid a Stroke

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This mineral can significantly help maintain health — especially for women By Beth Howard From Grandparents.com May 15, 2018 Quick: Which foods are rich in potassium? If you’re drawing a blank, and particularly if you’re a woman, you could be missing out on important protection from stroke. That’s especially true for ischemic stroke — the type caused by a […]

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How to Talk About Moving to a Retirement Home: ‘It’s a Journey’

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Having a conversation about moving — whether it’s with a relative, even a spouse — brings up lots of anxiety. Here’s how to go about it. By Peter Finch and featured in The NY Times. April 27, 2018 Dawn and John Strumsky agree about most things, a tendency that has served them well in 45 years […]

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