Category Archives: aging

Can you sidestep Alzheimer’s disease?

From the Harvard Medical School:   Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by progressive damage to nerve cells and their connections. The result is devastating and includes memory loss, impaired thinking, difficulties with verbal communication, and even personality changes. A person with … Continue reading

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Why Older Couch Potatoes Might Want to Radically Rethink Their Lifestyles

Sitting around on your keister all day is no way to live, and it’s been proven that a sedentary lifestyle is a major risk factor for all kinds of nasty health problems, even premature death in some cases. Now, Canadian … Continue reading

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The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life

”The sweet spot for exercise benefits, however, came among those who tripled the recommended level of exercise, working out moderately, mostly by walking, for 450 minutes per week, or a little more than an hour per day. Those people were … Continue reading

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Death And Dying: Expanding Palliative Care

“Sometimes called “comfort care,” palliative medicine evolved as the norm at hospices, where doctors, chaplains and others long ago became accustomed to working together to make patients as comfortable as possible and ease their suffering, regardless of its source. “Suffering … Continue reading

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Soft Robotic Glove Could Put Daily Life Within Patients’ Grasp

Engineers at Harvard have developed a soft robotic glove that allows people with limited hand mobility to grasp and pick up objects. The device could help the estimated 6.8 million people in the United States who have hand mobility issues, … Continue reading

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Lynchburg conference offers clues for healthy aging

The theme for this year’s event, an annual conference hosted each June by the Beard Center on Aging was “Aging well in mind, body and spirit.” Specialists from across the state converged to discuss finances, health, relationships, ethics, nutrition, conflict … Continue reading

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