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After Loss, Finding Peace in Art and Nature

Her husband’s death from dementia led illustrator Nancy Carlson to rely on art By Julie Pfitzinger “Winter on the Lake” – Credit: Nancy Carlson Illustrator Nancy Carlson vividly remembers the spring day in 2007 when she simultaneously felt like “the happiest person in the world” while at the same time experiencing an odd sensation that …

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8 Retirement Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Advice from ‘Your Complete Guide to a Successful & Secure Retirement’ By Larry E. Swedroe and Kevin Grogan Photo Credit: Adobe Stock (The following is excerpted from Your Complete Guide to a Successful and Secure Retirement by Larry E. Swedroe and Kevin Grogan. Published by Harriman House. Copyright (c) 2019. All rights reserved. This book …

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What Can You Do to Ease a Caregiver

Giving thought to what she or he needs makes the help more meaningful By Debbie Swanson Photo Credit: Adobe Stock When a friend or family member is knee-deep in caring for a loved one, a common gesture is to drop off a casserole, or remind him or her to “let me know what you need.” …

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The Relationship Between Delirium and Dementia

Dr. Sharon K. Inouye, a Longevity Innovator, talks about the aging brain By The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging Photo credit: Adobe Stock (Advances in science and public health are increasing longevity and enhancing the quality of life for people around the world. In this series of interviews with the Milken Institute …

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The Habits That Can Help You Live Longer

A conversation with Longevity Innovator and Nobel winner Elizabeth Blackburn By The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging Credit: Adobe Stock (Advances in science and public health are increasing longevity and enhancing the quality of life for people around the world. In this series of interviews with the Milken Institute Center for the …

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5 Hidden Causes of Heart Disease

How to make sure your physician understands your concerns By Frieda Wiley, PharmD Photo credit: Adobe Stock Heart disease kills about 610,000 people in the United States each year — 1 in every 4 deaths — more than any other disease, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s commonly known that exercise and …

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Your Questions Answered: How Can I Communicate Effectively With My Doctor?

How to make sure your physician understands your concerns By Edie Grossfield Photo credit: Adobe Stock Part of the Transforming Life as We Age Special Report Next Avenue recently asked readers to tell us the questions they’d like answered about how to most effectively communicate with their doctors. We’re now back with two experts’ views …

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The Gift of Making a Video Biography

Videos of loved ones help preserve memories in a personal way By Debbie Musser Photo credit: Adobe Stock Seymour and Angel Newman light up as they talk about their daughters, Shoshana and Raphaela. “The best thing that ever happened to my life was those two girls,” Seymour said. Angel added, “They both have such good …

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Aberdeen Heights honored for achievements

WICHITA, Kan. — Aberdeen Heights received a certificate of recognition from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America for reaching goals in fiscal year 2018, covering the months of July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. The recognition came through PMMA’s Emerald Awards Program, designed to encourage its 17 campuses and 2 hospices to achieve high levels of …

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Stand Up to ‘Sitting Disease’

Adding movement to your day can boost your health and prevent disease By Lisa Fields Photo credit: Adobe Stock Not long ago, when I interviewed one of the leading experts on “sitting disease” — the buzzy catch phrase that’s been attached to physical inactivity for the past few years — he walked in place on …

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