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Dancing Contributes to Clear Mind and Sound Body


Frequent dancing wards off dementia, according to the New England Journal of Medicine report. A major study added to the growing evidence that stimulating one’s mind can ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, much as physical exercise can keep your body fit. One of the surprises with the study was that almost none of the...
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Overmedicating the Elderly – the New Epidemic


The overmedication of seniors is quickly becoming an epidemic. Although seniors currently comprise 12.4 percent of the U.S. population, they consume nearly a third of all prescriptions and half of all over-the-counter medications. Ninety percent of all seniors over 65 take some form of medication daily, with 50 percent of this group taking more than...
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Getting the Most Out of Your Time Together


When mom or dad lived in their own home, visits often revolved around doing chores around the house, or sitting down to a home cooked meal together. Once they have moved to a retirement community you may have to get a little more creative in how you spend your time together. Some families struggle with...
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Think You Have Long-Term Care Expenses Covered?


Being able to afford the care we need as we get older can take a tremendous toll, both emotionally and financially. The fact is, nearly 70 percent of people over age 65 will need help taking care of themselves at some point in their lives.  Health or disability insurance, or even Medicare, typically do not cover...
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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinar?


At a recent State Securities Board investor education presentation, the first question from a member of the audience was, “What do you think of the Iraqi dinar?” The woman and her husband had purchased some dinar notes after a salesman assured them the dinar would skyrocket in value once the Iraqi government revalued its currency. Another...
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