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New World of Health Care

Article taken from The Senior Spirit newsletter Although the good old days of seeing a family doctor are disappearing, health care is evolving so quickly that it could cause vertigo. Health clinics in local retail malls are increasing, and emergency centers are moving in next to grocery stores and hair salons. Meanwhile, hospitals are creating…

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Death and Dying..Have that Conversation!

Yesterday at a senior forum I attended there was a discussion on communication and what you want to happen when you reach your end of life times. The one absolute certainty in life (taxes aside) is if you are alive today, you will die sometime in the future. Unfortunately our society seems to be in…

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Joining the Journey

I attended a great presentation today on how to reduce hospitalization in persons with dementia. There were about 80 participants that asked very good questions. Most in attendance either had a spouse or close friend who were in varies stages of dementia. The one question that struck me was from a gentleman whose wife was…

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Adapting to Growing Older-one mans perspective

Taken from the website www.humansofnewyork.com “I’m just dealing with the struggles of getting older.” “What are those?” “Oh, you know. It’s not as easy to run. Not as easy to do the things I used to do.” “What’s something that improves with age?” “You have more experience, I guess. And less pressure.” “Less pressure?” “Yeah.…

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Living to 100 and Beyond

Characteristics of Centenarians A study by the Boston University School of Medicine found that centenarians varied widely in years of education (zero years to post-graduate), socioeconomic status (very poor to very rich), religion, ethnicity and patterns of diet (strictly vegetarian to extremely rich in saturated fats), they found a number of characteristics in common: •…

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How to Have a Good Retirement on a Budget

Article is from the Senior Spirit newsletter. The concept of a golden retirement is a relatively new idea. It was not until the late 19th and early 20th centuries that workers started getting pensions and lived long enough to enjoy their later years. Before that, people worked until they died. More recently, we’ve created the…

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How good is your memory?

Wanted-1,000,000 people to participate in a memory study. Matthew Huentelman from T-GEN, a non-profit research facility in Phoenix, Arizona, is doing a worldwide study on how thinking and memory change as we age. Matt is looking for a range of ages, from 18-80 with a variety of backgrounds and cognitive abilities. The goal is to…

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Relax Away the Stresses of Caregiving

With an aging population and changes in health care, such as shorter hospital stays, more and more caregiving is being provided by family members. If you’re a caregiver, you know that taking care of a loved one can be very rewarding. But being a caregiver can be stressful at times. It is important to take…

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“I Want to Go Home”

“I want to go home!” This common expression can be painful — and mystifying — to hear from someone who’s already home, whether in a longtime residence or a new care facility. But don’t take it literally. “I want to go home” tends to be an expression of discomfort: The person doesn’t recognize where he…

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Free Report Issues

I need to apologize to anyone who has tried to download our Free Report ebook. It has been brought to my attention that neither the free report request form on the blog or the Contact Us form on our website are working properly. Our email host recently had a major melt down and we had…

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