Healthy Aging

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Senior Fun in the Sun: Simple Tips for Maximum Protection

The physical and emotional benefits of being outside are undeniable, especially for older adults, and summertime offers ample hours and opportunities to soak up the sun and fun. Seniors Are…

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Brain Exercises Improve Cognition at Any Age

Just as physical fitness is essential to healthy hearts, lungs, muscles, joints, and every other bodily system, exercising the brain can significantly sharpen gray matter into advancing age. While seniors…

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When It Comes to Health, Laughter is No Joking Matter

Black businessman laughing outdoors Guy walks into a bar… That line starts many a joke, but there’s no funny business about the value of laughter. Beginning in the 1960s, multiple…

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Healthy Lifestyle Choices Bring Decline in Dementia

There is very good news coming out of a major study of over 60,000 people by the Harvard School of Public Health. Dementia has been declining by a rate of…

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What It Means to Have a Healthy Old Age

“Sixty is the new 40; 80 is the new 50,” said Dr. Thomas Lawrence, one of two board-certified geriatricians who shared their expert perspectives on aging in a recent Barclay…

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Taking a Good Look at Age-Related Vision Problems

Susan was a happily retired 80-year-old, actively volunteering her time and talents in myriad ways. She was a trusted, supportive friend to many, often chauffeuring those younger than she here…

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Demystifying Medicare: A Guide to the ABC’s (and D)

Medicare is certainly complicated! This post explores Lisa Holloway's presentation on the matter.

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Don’t Turn a Deaf Ear on Hearing Loss

In addition to physical and functional complications, hearing loss can introduce significant social and emotional challenges, particularly among the elderly.

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How to Help a Senior Struggling with Depression

One might assume that living to a ripe old age would be a rite of passage of sorts, a celebratory milestone marked by decades of experience, wisdom and longevity. For…

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