How do you cope with aging? By defending your health, finding solutions for limitations and forging ahead! Try these things for a healthier mind and body — and to just feel good...

More info link: www.nextavenue.org/self-care-age/
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Drug interactions from prescription, over-the-counter drugs, foods and alcohol put older adults at risk (everything from low blood sugar to kidney damage and accidents caused by sleepiness). The first line of defense is communication...

More info link: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171129090429.htm
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Quality HOME CARE helps combat loneliness with compassionate caregivers: Lonely older adults may stop eating or getting dressed and become housebound, increasing the risk for frailty and injury. Emotional connectedness is crucial for healthy aging.

More info link: www.nextavenue.org/loneliness-next-vital-sign/
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A simple 'smell' test may be key to identifying individuals at high-risk for developing dementia...

More info link: www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/trouble-identifying-odors-may-be-an-early-sign-of-dementia
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Sleep issues are a serious health issue in old age: the resulting daytime fatigue can cause the elderly to FALL...

More info link: www.forbes.com/sites/robinseatonjefferson/2017/10/23/how-older-adults-can-improve-sleep-without-drugs/#3d37a4231c54
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Grandma as an internet Gamer? Studies show cognition in older adults actually improves with computer training!

More info link: news.psu.edu/story/494740/2017/11/16/research/digital-training-program-reduces-risk-dementia-among-older-adults
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When moving to Florida isn't an option: vitamins, antioxidant foods, exercise and rest can ease joint pain...

More info link: www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/894859/arthritis-pain-symptoms-joints-cold-weather
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EMPOWERING article on fighting ageism. We are all headed toward old age; here's how to turn around the negative stereotypes...

More info link: khn.org/news/learning-to-advance-the-positives-of-aging/
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What time is...TIME? Helpful solution for a person with dementia who struggles with telling time, and with number concepts.

More info link: dementiadaze.com/2017/05/03/tic-toc-whats-wrong-with-my-clock-living-dementia-time/
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You Are NOT Alone! It's easy to feel isolated when caring for a loved one with dementia, but these bloggers' tips and support will help you cope with this disease.

More info link: www.nextavenue.org/dementia-blogs-reading/
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What Makes Marisa Home Care special? Compassion, flexibility and respect.

More info link: www.marisahomecare.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Marisa_Home-Care_Best-of-Michigan.pdf
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Caregivers need support. This collection of articles by Glen Campbell's wife Kim, shines a light on dementia and what family members can do to avoid becoming the "second victim"...

More info link: www.careliving.org/
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To prevent FALLS "exercise needs to challenge balance, and cannot be of a low-intensity type, such as regular walking”. Vision checks and home repairs are also part of a preventative plan...

More info link: www.reuters.com/article/us-health-elderly-falls/adding-other-therapy-to-exercise-may-be-best-for-fall-prevention-idUSKBN1D72LU
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Your family member has been diagnosed with dementia. Here's your 10-step action plan...

More info link: www.dementia-by-day.com/post/158703871340/dementiacareplan
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These foods are good for aging eyesight--but are even better for your BRAIN...

More info link: www.wellandgood.com/good-food/foods-for-anti-aging-brain-health-lutein/
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Reversing muscle decline associated with aging can be turned around with "intense exercise"...welp, you knew it wouldn't be fun, right?

More info link: www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/well/move/the-best-exercise-for-aging-muscles.html
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