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Improve Your Memory with Super Foods for Brain Health

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Originally posted on APlaceForMom by: Jeff Anderson The causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not completely understood, but researchers have found links between compounds in the foods we eat and a decreased rate of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. In fact, some researchers believe that food and nutrition should be a key focus in the investigation of routes to prevent and …

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Gene therapy may protect brain from age-related cognitive decline

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Originally posted on MedicalNewsToday by: Catharine Paddock PhD Fact checked by Jasmin Collier For the first time, a new study has shown that it may be possible to protect against age-related memory and cognitive decline in mice by using gene therapy to increase brain levels of a protein called Klotho. Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and the Vall d’Hebron …

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A Good Care Home Activity Coordinator Will Understand Each Resident’s Uniqueness

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Originally posted at carehome.co.uk by: Sue Learner The best thing about being a care home activity coordinator is “seeing someone completely absorbed in an activity and the smile it puts in their eyes,” reveals Tamzin Moloney, who works at Oakfield Care Home in Bath. Tamzin Moloney, activities coordinator at Oakfield Care Home Being occupied and active is known to improve one’s …

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7 Ways Technology Helps Family Caregivers

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Originally posted on aplaceformom by:  Jennifer Wegerer Seniors and technology — two words not often linked together without a pang of frustration. But family caregivers know differently. In fact, research shows the important role that technology plays in senior care. Learn about the latest technology trends for family caregivers and some made-to-order tools. Ways Technology Helps Caregivers According to Pew, approximately …

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The Ultimate Productivity, Simplicity, Finance, Happiness & Weight Loss Hack

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Originally posted on zenhabits BY LEO BABAUTA I’ll share the ultimate hack in just two words: letting go. These two words, if practiced and lived, can be the key to all the self-improvement in your life: Productivity: By letting go of trying to do everything, or be updated about everything, you can focus on just what’s important. This simple focus can …

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Dementia: Study helps to unravel the cause of brain cell death

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Originally posted on medicalnewstoday by Honor Whiteman. Dementia arises as a result of brain cell death, which may lead to a decline in learning, memory, and other cognitive functions, but precisely what triggers this process has been unclear. Now, a new study helps to shed some light. Researchers found that lack of a gene called lysine specific histone demethylase 1 (LSD1) …

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Why Jobs of the Future Won’t Feel Like Work

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Originally posted on ted.com Speaker: David Lee We’ve all heard that robots are going to take our jobs — but what can we do about it? Innovation expert David Lee says that we should start designing jobs that unlock our hidden talents and passions — the things we spend our weekends doing — to keep us relevant in the age …

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Functional Fitness for Seniors

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Originally posted on A Place for Mom by Dana Larsen “Functional fitness” helps seniors live life with increased energy and strength by mimicking the activities of daily life. Regular exercise has shown to help joints by building muscles and increasing blood flow throughout the body, which is good, but this new form of fitness focuses on everyday activities, such as cleaning and putting …

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Why Boredom Kills

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Originally posted on aplaceformom.com by Kimberley Fowler “Bored to death.” It’s a common phrase that we have all heard, and even said. However, for many people, especially seniors, boredom is more than just bothersome – it is dangerous, pervasive and can have dire consequences. Boredom often goes hand in hand with feelings of anxiety, depression, isolation and loneliness. It can …

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How to Create an Emergency Plan for Your Aging Parents

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Original post on aplaceformom.com by : Kimberley Fowler Today many North Americans are facing a new reality, especially if you’re part of the “sandwich generation” — individuals between the ages of 40 and 60 who are sandwiched between their adult children and grandchildren, and their own aging parents. People who fall into this category may find themselves facing the duel …