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Dementia Warning Signs Years in Advance!

As we grow older, many of us fear the possibility that we could be diagnosed with dementia. Few things are more frightening than the thought of losing our independence to this progressive disease.  Researchers at the University of Cambridge now say signs of dementia may appear up to nine years in advance of when the illness is typically diagnosed.

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Age Well With Everyday Activity

If you live in an apartment building or a multi-story house, you may dread taking the stairs each day. And, if you’re older, you might think that dodging the stairs means you’re less likely to stumble and trip. However, in reality, walking up a couple of flights of steps actually does plenty to preserve your balance as you age.

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Is Napping Good for Seniors?

When you are sleepy, a nap seems like a wise idea. However, that midday shut-eye might indicate you are at higher risk of hypertension and stroke, according to new research.

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Pope Francis Inspires All Seniors

Pope Francis’ willingness to work despite knee pain that has made walking nearly impossible shows other older adults that they have wisdom and experience to offer younger generations, a top Vatican cardinal said Tuesday.

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Can I Reduce Dementia Risk?

There are 6.2 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. alone, making it the fifth leading cause of death in the country. That’s roughly 1 in 9 people over age 65. That number is estimated to go up due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, these stats mean that many of us likely know someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s and may even have a family history of cognitive-related conditions.

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