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Two new ways to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's

The fear of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias can increase with age, and that is understandable. About 5.7 million people in the US currently have dementia, and as the population grows, they will predict sobering statistics. So you probably already know that a heart-healthy diet is a brain-healthy diet, that regular exercise can help you avoid this scourge, and that …

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There is an app for … whaaat ?? – Senior planet

Many programs are pre-installed on your smartphone and tablet. Those programs & # 39; s are called Apps (an abbreviation for applications or software applications). You can also add Apps to your smartphone or tablet. Some apps are free and some are not. You search for apps using the & # 39; store & # 39; from the manufacturer of …

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Old sneakers auctioned for $ 100,000. What's in your closet?

Recently the esteemed auction house Sotheby announced that it offers rare collectible items for bids up to $ 160,000. Do they offer rare paintings? Historical artifacts? Jewelry from a celebrity complex? No. Sneakers. Read more about it here. If you want to see it for yourself, they can be seen online or at their NYC location until July 23rd. Maybe …

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Eat heartily – and safely – this summer

Did you know that 128,000 Americans are hospitalized every year for food poisoning … or that as we get older we run a greater risk of such diseases? Age-related changes in the gastrointestinal tract, underlying chronic conditions (diabetes, cancer, etc.), changes in organ function (e.g., the liver and kidneys) and side effects caused by medication all contribute to increased caution …

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Happy birthday, Medicare! – Senior planet

More than 50 years ago, on July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into the law and then said, "I will spend the damn money," he said. "I can save on tanks – but not on health." The story behind Medicare & # 39; s birth in Independence, Missouri, detailed here, reveals that LBJ called former President Harry Truman …

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Freddie Gershon & # 39; s Broadway Senior Dreams

Ever watched a play and thought "I bet I could do that?" And then thought, "No, I'm too old." Freddie Gershon does not think so. The 80-year-old spitfire from New York City has just launched Broadway Senior, a series of adaptations from popular Broadway musicals starring seniors … and he's auditioning. H Productions are made in a handful of senior …

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Question and answer: Terry Moore, 90-year-old star

Oscar nominated for her role in Come Back, Little Sheba 66 years ago, Terry Moore, 90, has only one dream left. She hopes to get a nod for what her final role could be in the upcoming film, Silent Life Vladislav Kozlov's drama about the icon of the silent film Rudolph Valentino, to be released next year (more information about …

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Q&A: Journalist takes us back to Woodstock

When 500,000 young people gather in the state of New York during a weekend in August in 1 969, for three days of peace and music, no one expected us to talk about this concert 50 years later . Mike Greenblatt, 68, sat in the front and center of Woodstock and rode from in New Jersey. He took the brown …

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Resistance bands build strength – Senior Planet

The older adult population benefits more from exercise than any other age group. As you age and become less active, muscle mass and bone density deteriorate. This leads to a lack of strength and confidence in our body, which can lead to disruptions in walking, posture, mobility and other daily functions. We often attribute the problem to balance. In reality, …

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Flowers despite chronic pain – Senior Planet

Chronic conditions such as diabetes, COPD, heart disease, anxiety, multiple sclerosis (among others) require ongoing medical treatment and challenges. It is so easy to feel overwhelmed and depressed, and that can take many relationships and careers. It is natural – and difficult! – to combat feelings of self-pity and resentment when you first learn from a chronic condition. Life is …

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