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Warm Weather Safety for Seniors

September 9th, 2016

Here are a few suggestions to prevent complications due to warm weather: Drink fluids to prevent dehydration; one way to make sure you are drinking enough is to look at the color of your urine when you go to the bathroom. You want it to be a light, clear amber/yellow color. Darker urine is your […]

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Chronic Disease Mangement

August 25th, 2016

Diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, lung disease. Chronic diseases like these can force seniors to give up their independence too soon. We distribute proven programs in-person and online that empower individuals to manage their own care and improve their quality of life. Every day, millions of people with chronic diseases struggle to manage their symptoms. About 80% […]

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John Pepper Speaking at Eliot Church about Parkinson’s Disease

August 25th, 2016

Sunday, August 28th – 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM – Eliot Church 474 Centre St. Newton, MA – John Pepper, author of Reverse Parkinson’s Disease will be speaking. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1992. By 1996 he was asked to stand as chairman of the Parkinson’s Association of South Africa which he held […]

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Age-Friendly Boston Initiative Report

July 26th, 2016

BOSTON – Thursday, June 16, 2016 – The City of Boston’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly today released data from its Age-Friendly Boston Initiative. The Age-Friendly Boston project challenges the city’s public agencies, community groups, businesses, cultural, educational and religious institutions to consider how changes to policy and practice can enhance the quality of life for Boston’s […]

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Alzheimer’s detected before symptoms via new eye technology

July 19th, 2016

Scientists may have overcome a major roadblock in the development of Alzheimer’s therapies by creating a new technology to observe in the back of the eye progression of the disease before the onset of symptoms. Clinical trials are starting soon to test the technology in humans, according to a new paper.   Read more here: […]

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Could Alzheimer’s Stem From Infections?

May 31st, 2016

Could it be that Alzheimer’s disease stems from the toxic remnants of the brain’s attempt to fight off infection? Provocative new research by a team of investigators at Harvard leads to this startling hypothesis, which could explain the origins of plaque, the mysterious hard little balls that pockmark the brains of people with Alzheimer’s. Read […]

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This Is Why More Americans Are Living to Age 100 (And Beyond)

January 23rd, 2016

The more than 72,000 Americans who have celebrated 100 birthdays or more are now surviving longer, a new federal report shows. According to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, death rates for the oldest Americans charted a steady decline between 2008 and 2014. This trend held for both genders and across […]

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Best Beverages for Arthritis

January 15th, 2016

There’s an old saying – you are what you eat. But what you drink can have an enormous effect on your body and health too. “People don’t put enough thought into what they’re drinking,” says Sonya Angelone, a nutritionist in private practice in the San Francisco area and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition […]

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Singing Hits a High Note for Folks With Early Dementia

December 17th, 2015

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Here’s something to croon about: Singing can boost the brain function and mood of people with early stage dementia, Finnish researchers report. The study included 89 people with mild to moderate dementia. For 10 weeks, they were either coached in singing, listened to […]

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Positive thoughts about aging may fight off Alzheimer’s disease

December 9th, 2015

Dec. 9, 2015 – If you have more negative beliefs about aging, the more likely the volume in the hippocampus part of your brain will shrink, which is an indicator of Alzheimer’s disease, report Yale researchers. The hippocampus is a part of the brain crucial to memory. The study further suggests that combatting negative beliefs […]

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