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Fatal falls are on the rise for America’s senior citizens
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Please help educate your loved ones and yourself on what can be done to help prevent falls.  Alameda County has a Fall Prevention Program with a brochure attached below to help with tips to reduce falls.  The article in this blog highlights the increasing dangers of falls.  Let’s together help reduce this rising statistic. Team…

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Relationship Matters: The fear of aging
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We live in a culture that holds beauty, youthfulness, active and successful lifestyle as the epitome of health, vitality and admiration. With age, most people notice a decline in energy level, physical agility as well as reduced motivation to keep their social connections active and rewarding. Concerns about losing one’s cognitive capacity is a major…

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How ‘Super Aging’ Seniors Retain Youthful Memory Abilities
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Some loss of memory is often considered an inevitable part of aging, but new research reveals how some people appear to escape that fate. A study older adults whose memory performance is equivalent to that of younger individuals and finds that certain key areas of their brains resemble those of young people. The paper in…

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Forcing an obstinate parent to move can be wrenching.
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The story of Mary Casavecchia and the house she won’t leave began decades ago. There was a brief, disastrous marriage to a man who made her heart flutter, then abandoned her. She was on her own, raising two children on a bookkeeper’s pay. She never wanted to marry again. When it was time for Linda,…

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Best way to combat Alzheimer’s is a healthy lifestyle, studies show
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Lifestyle choices remain the best way to prevent and reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s, according to another failed drug trial and a five-day-long international conference. Living a healthy, non-smoking, socially active and interesting life remains the best way to prevent dementia, confirmed several studies at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, which is just ending in Toronto,…

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