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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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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 »
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) are collaborating on the Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR) project to encourage older adults and their family caregivers, including underrepresented populations, to consider participating in research. Organizations can join this project and collaborate with… Read More »
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