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5 ways to improve your heart health

heart health

  If you worry that you or someone you love will get heart disease or even have a heart attack, it’s understandable. Heart health is even more important in these times of ...

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What my parents taught me: Lessons for a year in crisis

year in crisis

It was tumultuous much like today. The United States again sent their sons to fight a war far away in Korea. At home, distrust was high with the Cold War. Polio raged ...

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She’s 105. He’s 106. The world’s oldest living couple celebrates 80 years of marriage

oldest living couple

The story of the world’s oldest living couple celebrates started in a zoology class in 1934. Students were seated alphabetically in the tiered lecture hall, so John Henderson, 21, sat directly behind ...

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Diagnosed cases of Wuhan Virus likely to skyrocket, due to increase in testing

Wuhan Virus coronavirus

Right now the numbers are still relatively low for those who have been diagnosed with the Wuhan virus. But get ready for it now, because when many more tests are readily available ...

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The new $15.7 billion tax on retirement accounts

retirement

We have a saying around our office that retirees are one of the highest and most unfairly taxed groups out there and with the recent passage of the SECURE Act things are ...

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Helping vs. enabling: how to strike a balance while caregiving

caregiving

Most family caregivers want what is best for their loved ones, and they’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen while caregiving. Unfortunately, discerning what’s best for a senior is often ...

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American life expectancy is on the rise for first time since 2014

life expectancy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that Americans’ life expectancy rose for the first time since 2014. Two of the main reasons were declines in the number of ...

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10 common misconceptions about aging

aging

An old adage is again proving true about aging: What we think will happen, happens. Essentially, as we age, we become what we think we will become. This is the thesis that ...

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How a career helping others can make you happier

caregiver career

There’s no doubt about it — what you do each day for work or career can make a huge impact on your overall well-being. According to a Society for Human Resource Management ...

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Coping with caregiver anger

There are countless emotions involved in caring for an aging loved one, but difficult feelings like anger, frustration and resentment are a few that family caregivers often struggle with. Each person experiences ...

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Creating a Bucket List: tips for seniors and family caregivers

The Bucket List, a 2007 movie starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, helped contemporize the old expression “kick the bucket,” a common slang phrase for dying. Now, people of all ages often ...

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Reading more in 2020 offers wide-ranging benefits

reading

A popular New Year’s resolution is to watch less television and read more books. Reading offers a number of benefits according to a story on Beliefnet. Reading is fun. One of the ...

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The 10 warning signs you need to know

Recognizing and taking steps to address the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias can be extremely challenging – especially in the early stages. It’s easy and common to dismiss cognitive changes ...

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Can chiropractic care benefit us as we age?

For decades, chiropractic care has proven to be one of the safest and most natural forms of healthcare out there. With dramatic results and minimal side effects, many individuals, of all ages, ...

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5 questions to ask when planning for long-term care

You may not want to consider a time when you might not be able to fully take care of yourself, but the reality is there is almost a 70% chance someone turning ...

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Changes come to Social Security and Medicare

‘Tis the season for changes to Social Security and Medicare. Read on for details on what’s changing and how it may affect you.   COLA TIME Social Security and Supplemental Security Income ...

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Science finds why time flies as we age

time age

For every human on earth, memories of childhood are the most easily recalled. As we think of events in the past it often seems time is stretched, as if through a warp. ...

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Dolly Parton: My life purpose is to ‘do something for God’

Dolly Parton can still remember the moment she discovered her God-given purpose. During a sit-down interview with Christian media outlets last month, the country music legend and cultural icon recalled how, as ...

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6 Steps to prepare for the Medicare Open Enrollment Period

There are certain events where it’s necessary to be prepared in advance. The annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period is one of these instances. It runs from October 15 through December 7 each ...

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Tips for seniors to ensure healthy road trips

When thinking about road trips, you might envision college kids heading on adventures, but older adults take road trips, too, according to a recent survey by Cigna. Travel is a top priority ...

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What to look for when visiting an elder in senior housing

So, you and your loved one have taken the plunge. You’ve put in the time and effort to research senior housing options, take tours and compare your thoughts. The big move is ...

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Depression Doesn’t Have to Be a Dirty Word

In our popular culture, depression is deemed a dirty word.  Many of us are ashamed to acknowledge to ourselves and to others that we can’t muster enough strength to get out of ...

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Ways to make the world a better place for seniors

By 2050, the population of seniors (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is ...

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The Aging Brain: How lower connectivity plays a role

New research shows that brain network in the brain gradually become less interconnected and resistant to disruption as we age. The areas of the brain that function in cognition and focus are ...

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The habit you should start today if you want to be happy in your old age

The first self-aware discovery I made as an adult transitioning out of extended college adolescence was that exercise made me happy. I discovered it accidentally at first, and marveled at the direct, ...

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