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Living with Alzheimer’s

by Joe Lawrence November 1st, 2019 | Aging Well
November is Alzheimer's Awareness month and this is a disease that is not easy for anyone involved. The caregiver and the patient all have many hurdles to overcome while battling the disease. However, there are beneficial things that can be done to ease the process.

One of the first things is to realize the patient is not the disease. Once the label of Alzheimer's is slapped to the person, others tend to write them off. Just because there are some early signs setting in does not mean the person is complete goner. In fact, many patients are forming support groups
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Can Life Return to Normal After Cancer?

by Joe Lawrence October 25th, 2019 | Aging Well, Health Observance
Many people ponder this question at some point. The answer usually evolves into, "Why would I want to return to that 'normal'?"

Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen states it well as, "Cancer can shuffle our values like a deck of cards...the bottom of our deck turns out to be the top card." Most breast cancer patients (and other forms) are knocked so far out of the daily grind they had fallen into prior to cancer, they have no choice but to reflect on life. When faced with possibility of dying, people receive many revelations about how they have lived.

Priorities of getting
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Living with Alzheimer’s: Prolonging Memories

by Joe Lawrence November 16th, 2018 | Aging Well, Health Observance
Imagine hearing that you have Alzheimer's. The fear of losing memories, the fear of forgetting those around you, and the fear of losing the ability to do everyday things you have come to enjoy. There are a few things that can be done to prolong these precious moments.

The one thing that people fear losing the most (after a love one, of course) is the family photos. This is because they are the precious memories of children eating birthday cake or wedding photos or even that loved one whom meant the world to you. If you think about what is
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Myths Concerning Healthy Aging

by Kimberly Hays September 28th, 2018 | Aging Well
There are several myths about what happens as we age, and that certain things are inevitable. This is simply not true. As we celebrate each landmark birthday, we are becoming wiser, and we are constantly reinventing ourselves. We discover new joy in life by adjusting to changes, focus more on friendships and family, and have the time to give back to our community. The myths come from hyperbole created in the media, and sometimes people who have heard the myths and pass them on as fact. To keep things in perspective, here is a list of myths about healthy
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Aging Well: Wrinkle Fighting Foods

by Kimberly Hays August 31st, 2018 | Aging Well
We try to eat well to keep our bodies healthy as we age, and we also want to look as youthful on the outside as we feel on the inside. Although wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process that are influenced by genetics, and other factors like smoking and sun exposure, we can still fight wrinkles by eating the right foods. The Mayo Clinic states that a healthy diet that is rich in particular vitamins and nutrients can help decrease wrinkles. Many of these foods are probably already part of your healthy diet, but an increase in
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