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Living with HIV and AIDS

by Joe Lawrence December 20th, 2019 | Aging Well, Health Observance
In the United States, there are roughly 1.1 million people living with AIDS. Awareness is at an all time high and there are many advances in research and treatment. These advances in medicines, treatment, and living with the disease have created a welcome side effect: an aging AIDS population. However, with this comes a few more issues.

It is estimated that by the year 2020 more than half of those infected with the virus will be over the age of 50 (current numbers are roughly one third). This is great news on the surface because people are now surviving for
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Antioxidants are the Key to Staying Young

by Joe Lawrence December 6th, 2019 | Aging Well
From the foods we eat and the air we breathe, free radicals find a new home in our bodies. These have been linked to aging the body and other diseases, but they can be slowed down with diet alone.

Free radicals are partial molecules that are desperately seeking to match up with another. They are like the guys at last call trying to find a girl, nothing good can come out of it for either person. The same is true for free radicals. They seek out oxygenated cells in the body and eventually begin to kill off the body's cells.
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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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