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Late-Blooming Artists: Musician, Painter, Writer

My curiosity about aging and artistic interests started as academic. Soon, I had a personal interest developing my own artistic self. I wondered what life would look like without my profession. Working

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Staving off dementia when you have mild cognitive impairment

This article was originally shared on Harvard Health Publishing. The shift from this condition to dementia is not necessarily inevitable. Will I get dementia? That common question takes on urgency if you

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How Do I Know if Mom Has Alzheimer’s?

This article was originally posted on Easy Living. I’ve noticed Mom is increasingly forgetful. Is this just normal aging? How do I know if Mom has Alzheimer’s? And, what’s the difference between

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Words Matter When Talking About Pain With Your Doctor

If you’re in the hospital or a doctor’s office with a painful problem, you’ll likely be asked to rate your pain on a scale of 0 to 10 – with 0 meaning no pain at all and 10 indicating

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When Older People Walk Now, They Stay Independent Later

Millions of older people have trouble walking a quarter of a mile, which puts them at high risk of losing their mobility, being hospitalized or dying. But it’s hard to get people who are already

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While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Nearly every night of our lives, we undergo a startling metamorphosis. Our brain profoundly alters its behavior and purpose, dimming our consciousness. For a while, we become almost entirely paralyzed.

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Off Your Mental Game? You Could Be Mildly Dehydrated

Was it hard to concentrate during that long meeting? Does the crossword seem a little tougher? You could be mildly dehydrated. A growing body of evidence finds that being just a little dehydrated is tied

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Drinking Wine Can Help You Live Longer

We all want to live a long, happy life, but we don’t often feel like we have much control over whether that happens or not. Surprisingly and pleasantly, moderate alcohol consumption is one of the most

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Staying connected can improve your health

Try these strategies to help you fill your social calendar. In an effort to ward off the loneliness that followed his wife’s death, a 94-year-old man in Minnesota decided to install a swimming pool

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What You Need to Know about Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is a common rhythm disorder of the heart. It affects men more than women and is more common over the age of 60. Atrial fibrillation is commonly diagnosed with the use of an electrocardiogram.

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