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Nov

05

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NNLM Webinar: Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities

Posted by on November 5th, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s is growing — and growing fast. Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. 1 in 10 people aged 65 and older. The number of people living with Alzheimer’s is expected to reach nearly 14 million by mid-century. In this webinar, the Alzheimer’s Association will provide… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, National Library of Medicine News, Senior, Webinars

Sep

03

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Webinar: Advance Alzheimer’s Research Online

Posted by on September 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

Did you know that you could help advance Alzheimer’s research by playing a game on your computer? Stall Catchers is designed by researchers at Cornell University to advance Alzheimer’s solutions through researching reduced blood flow in the brain or “stalls.” The game includes short videos from the brains of mice and asks you to score… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Senior, Webinars

Jul

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August Is Talk To Your Doctor Month

Posted by on July 28th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

August is “Talk To Your Doctor” Month. Clear and honest communication between you and your physician can help you both make smart choices about your health. It’s important to be honest and upfront about your symptoms even if you feel embarrassed or shy. Have an open dialogue with your doctor — ask questions to make… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information Literacy, Multilingual, Senior

May

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May 27th is National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Posted by on May 26th, 2020 0 comments

May 27, 2020 is the 27th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. It is extremely important to continue a healthy and active lifestyle as one ages. In a recent study, researchers concluded that higher daily step counts were associated with lower mortality risk from all causes. They found that, compared with taking 4,000 steps… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information, Senior

Jan

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Home Modification for Healthy Aging

Posted by on January 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Eldercare Locator has released a new brochure to increase awareness of home modifications. Older adults who want to live at home as they age often find that their homes are not keeping up with their changing needs. Changes that accompany the aging process can affect the ability of older adults to stand for long… Read More »

Posted in: Senior

Oct

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Healthy Brains

Posted by on October 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Healthy Brains is a new Cleveland Clinic website. This website is an interactive platform designed to provide individualized brain health assessment tools, lifestyle tips and medical news on the prevention, early detection and treatment for brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Visitors to the website can also sign up for a Brain Check-up and receive… Read More »

Posted in: Senior, Websites

Apr

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Exercise Tips for Travelers

Posted by on April 17th, 2019 0 comments

Summer is a time for vacations and travel. You can still stick to your exercise routine by following these tips from Go4Life from the National Institute on Aging. Checkout their workout videos too,

Posted in: General, Senior

Apr

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May is Older Americans Month

Posted by on April 9th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2019 theme is, Connect, Create, Contribute, which encourages older adults and their communities to: Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation. Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment. Contribute time, talent, and… Read More »

Posted in: Senior

Feb

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How to Lose Weight Safely as You Age

Posted by on February 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Weight gain is a common “side effect” of aging. Medications and decreased activity are two factors that can contribute. You probably don’t have to lose as much weight as you think to improve your health. Simply maintaining a healthy weight—or dropping just a few pounds if necessary—can be worthwhile. Information about calories, nutrition and exercise… Read More »

Posted in: Senior

Dec

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Holiday Hints for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Posted by on December 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Maintaining or adapting family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family identity. For a person with Alzheimer’s, this link with a familiar past is reassuring. However, when celebrations, special events, or holidays… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Senior

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