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7 Reasons Why You Should Travel

Reap the benefits of health, happiness and gratitude on your next journey. [Photo credit: Adobe Stock][/caption]By Wendy Sue Knecht for Next AvenueSome people are just lucky — they’re born with it. I’m not talking about good looks or money. I’m talking about wanderlust …. that something inside of you that just makes you want to go places, explore and of course, wander.
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April 5, 2018

Treating Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia Without Drugs

Most people think of dementia as affecting memory and cognition, and it certainly does. But some of the most distressing symptoms of Alzheimer’s or other dementias are behavioral and psychological.
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March 6, 2018

Why Doctors Shouldn’t Treat All Older People the Same

A New York Times op-ed makes the case for recognizing 'oldhood' in health care. Photo credit: Adobe Stock[/caption]By Grace Birnstengel for Next AvenueHealth care systems have very distinct doctors and procedures for treating children vs. adults — but the division often stops there. People ages 65 and older are largely lumped into the category of geriatric, without considering the vast differences between those in their late 60s or 70s and those in their 80s or 90s.
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November 28, 2017

Can Technology Predict Falls in Older Adults?

The prospect of aging can conjure up a multitude of horrors — a mind stolen by dementia, a body debilitated by illness, a soul crushed by social isolation. For most, fear of falling would be well down the list.
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November 26, 2017

Caffeinated or Not, Coffee May Help You Live Longer

Two new, large studies found that people who drank even a single cup of coffee a day lived longer than people who didn’t drink any coffee. [Photo credit: Adobe Stock][/caption]Two recent large studies suggest it might have been coffee that bubbled from the fountain of youth.
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August 23, 2017
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