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Staying Healthy
3 weeks ago

Staying Healthy

According to the 2014 United States Census, more than a quarter of adults over 65 — 11 million people — live alone. Social isolation is considered a risk factor for …
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Memory Boosters
1 month ago

Memory Boosters

Once a week, a small group gathers in Croton-on-Hudson for four hours: engaging in conversation and activity. They share stories about their day-to-day lives, discuss current events, participate in mind …
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Cardiac Rehab: An Overlooked Path to Better Health
2 months ago

Cardiac Rehab: An Overlooked Path to Better Health

When Elizabeth, a 76-year-old woman who had heart valve surgery, began her outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program, she used a walker. Halfway through the 12-week program, Elizabeth started using a cane. …
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Dance Therapy: Enhancing Memory Care
2 months ago

Dance Therapy: Enhancing Memory Care

By  •  health, brain health

Seniors in Senta Perez-Gardner’s dance movement therapy session arrive in wheelchairs and walkers, some with low energy and long faces.

By the end of their hour-long session, they are clapping …
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Memory Loss: 2017 Studies of Note
2 months ago

Memory Loss: 2017 Studies of Note

By  •  health, brain health

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Drinking at least one artificially sweetened beverage daily was associated with almost three times the risk of developing a stroke or dementia. Responding to the research, Dr James Pickett, …
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What High Cholesterol Truly Means for Your Health
2 months ago

What High Cholesterol Truly Means for Your Health

Evelyn is 72 years old and has been healthy most of her life. She watches her diet and exercises regularly. Her father, who smoked and was overweight, died from a …
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Creative Arts for Memory Care
3 months ago

Creative Arts for Memory Care

Jane, a nursing home resident, had suffered multiple strokes and lost all functioning in her body except for the movement in her right hand. Sitting next to her – in …
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Managing Your Chronic Pain
6 months ago

Managing Your Chronic Pain

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more people in the United States suffer from pain than from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. It is the most common …
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What to Expect at Your Dental Checkup
6 months ago

What to Expect at Your Dental Checkup

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Nowhere is that more relevant than with dental care. As we age, additional challenges may surface, but can be readily …
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I’m Over 55: Do I Need An Annual Physical?
6 months ago

I’m Over 55: Do I Need An Annual Physical?

For more than 100 years, healthy Americans have regularly visited their doctors for an annual physical exam, rarely questioning the value of the routine. The practice began in the early …
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