Being Bilingual May Prevent Cognitive Decline in Old Age

I now have two good reasons to learn a foreign language. The first is my nephew just married a woman from Colombia who might be willing to reacquaint me with Spanish, which I studied in college. The second reason is ...

 
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Medical Marijuana Use and Seniors

The recent legalization of marijuana in several U.S. states has put more focus on this drug and the far-reaching consequences of its use. One of the most significant aspects of marijuana is the “medicalization” of marijuana or cannabis. While ...

 
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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Despite raised awareness about elder abuse, one in 10 seniors have endured physical, emotional, or financial abuse according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s National Center on Elder Abuse. Research shows that those seniors with dementia ...

 
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3 Important Tips for Choosing Your Assisted Living Home

According to a recent study by CareScout, 70 percent of seniors 65 years and older will require a form of long-term care at some point in later life. That statistic makes it critical to choose wisely to find the right fit in ...

 
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Top Five Factors Consumers Look For in Senior Living

With so many senior living choices available, how do you pick the right place for you or a loved one? Aside from the level of care required from a facility and individual site preferences, what aspects are the most important ...

 
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Interesting Seniors in “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” Film

When people hit the movie theaters this Memorial Day weekend to see the latest action blockbuster, I was watching a 2012 British film about seniors.
 
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New Focus On Senior Driver Safety

I’m taking my mother to a doctor’s appointment this week. Surprisingly, she doesn’t want me to drive her. The office is on a hill and she’d like me to walk her to the door because she ...

 
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Neurosurgeon Says Building Muscle Slows “Disease of Aging”

Are you aware how critical strength training is to a healthy older body? Much emphasis lately has been put on the muscle-building aspect of physical fitness for seniors because older adults lose muscle mass as they age. Board-certified neurosurgeon Dr. ...

 
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Crowdfunding Debuts as Senior Housing Development Option

The concept of crowdsourcing is not new. But crowdsourcing senior living? Indeed, it's the newest thing on the block.
 
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Documentary Film Stars “Cyber-Seniors” and Teenage Mentors

Have you ever felt left out of the latest new trend and had no idea what people were talking about? But imagine if you didn’t even know how a basic computer worked and the simplest function was out of ...

 
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