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People with depression fare worse in heart health study

Posted on December 8, 2020 - The American Heart Association examines the relationship between cardiovascular disease and depression.

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Seven Great Ways to Protect Your Immune System

Posted on December 3, 2020 - During 2020, prevention has been top of mind for many of us! Though we can and should be immunized against seasonal influenza (“the flu”), a vaccine for COVID-19 isn’t available yet. The tools at our disposal for lowering our risk include wearing a mask and practicing physical distancing. Many of us also are thinking of how we can keep our immune system in top shape—which is more challenging as we grow older.

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Deep Sleep Protects Against Alzheimer's, Growing Evidence Shows

Posted on December 1, 2020 - NPR reports on the connection between dementia risk and the quality of sleep. Bottom line, our brains clean up harmful substances during periods of deepest sleep.

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Giving Thanks to Family Caregivers During and After Thanksgiving

Posted on November 26, 2020 - Seniors sometimes say that they don’t want to be a “burden”—and yet family caregivers, too, might express sentiments along those lines. The AARP offers some great tips for showing gratitude for family caregivers. National Family Caregiver Month is a November tradition right along with Thanksgiving!

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Family Caregivers Should Consider Their Own Nutritional Needs

Posted on November 24, 2020 - During November, we have been celebrating National Family Caregivers Month. The year 2020 has certainly been a challenging one for the many family members and friends who are providing care for an older or disabled loved one! Whether their loved one lives with them, or in a senior living community, or independently, the workload of family caregivers went up sharply this year—according to an AP-NORC poll, by 36%! Caregivers might also be holding down a job under difficult circumstances. Perhaps they even have school-age children at home, which this year can feel like a full-time job unto itself!

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