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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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Israeli breakthrough: Tracking molecular changes in the brain

In another ground-breaking advancement in medicine, Israeli scientists have successfully transformed a MRI camera into a device can detect brain disease by recording molecular changes in brain tissue. Professor Aviv Mezer, and ...

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Dogs have personalities that change with age

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A new study finds that dogs, just like people, have distinct personalities and it changes over time as they age. Researchers at Michigan State University say dogs also have moods like humans, ...

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Alzheimer’s and Baby Boomers: What you need to know

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Alzheimer’s rates are expected to skyrocket to record high levels as baby boomers age, according to the Detroit Free Press. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that about 5.8 million Americans currently have the disease ...

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How to know if your parent has dementia

We’ve all forgotten a person’s name, where we put our keys, or whether we locked the front door after we’ve left home. While these things indicate lapses in memory, experiencing them from ...

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Start here every year: essential tax steps for caregivers

Whether you are relatively new to caregiving or have been caring for an aging loved one for years, you do many things to ensure that they receive the support they need. An ...

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10 ways to prevent caregiver depression

Caregivers often prioritize their care recipients’ needs over their own. The sacrifices involved in caregiving place an incredible amount of strain on even the most capable individuals. The resulting feelings of anger, ...

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4 tips to help overcome new challenges in aiding aging parents

It’s not easy getting old, as the saying goes, and it can be even harder to watch your parents age. Helping parents transition into the later years of their lives can be ...

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How to identify and minimize caregiver burden

Most of us have heard of caregiver burnout or are familiar with the trials and tribulations involved with providing care for a loved one. While we may be aware of these unique ...

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Elder Care Plan 101: Set Yourself Up for Success as a Caregiver

How can you set yourself up for success as a caregiver? It helps to have a care plan. A care plan is a tool that professional caregivers and long-term care providers use ...

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Living happier, healthier and longer lives depends on friends and family, says AMAC

Good relationships with family and friends are key components of happy, healthy and longer lives, according to a study that has been ongoing for more than 80 years. The Harvard Study of Adult ...

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6 signs of caregiver burnout

The tasks of caring for an elderly loved one can add up quickly, leaving you exhausted and stressed out. Chances are, if you’ve been a caregiver for more than a few weeks ...

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Taking steps to prevent falls

When you’re young, an injury from a fall may sideline you for a few days or weeks, but a full recovery is usually quick. As you get older, the consequences of falls ...

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The Sacrifices of Caregiving

One question that is often asked is, “How do I deal with the reality of leaving behind the life I had to become the primary caregiver for my aging loved one?” The ...

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Telemedicine: A promising model for senior health care

Imagine if a senior could receive prompt, high-quality health care at any time, without even leaving their home. Telemedicine, or telehealth, makes this possible. The American Telemedicine Association defines this unique approach ...

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Signs a senior needs help at home

Admitting the need for help and accepting assistance is not easy for people as they age. The responsibility often falls on family members to recognize the signs that an aging loved one ...

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Exercise and fitness as you age: tips to get fit and stay fit

As you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Exercise can even reverse ...

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Fitness After 50: Tips for Healthy Aging

We don’t stop moving because we grow old, we grow old because we stop moving. Many people assume that they’re too out-of-shape, or sick, or tired, or just plain old to exercise, ...

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Amy Grant shares her story as caregiver for aging parents

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Last week Amy Grant again found herself facing what many face–losing a parent for whom you were a caregiver. Dr. Burton Grant died Saturday at the age of 86 after an extended ...

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Special Film Screening of “Alive Inside”

Benton House and Hospice Partners to Host Screening of Film About Effects of Music on Memory   Benton House communities along with Hospice Partners, invites the local community to a special screening ...

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