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Hardest there is

This requires thinking—the hardest work there is. :- Doug.

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Too old for organ donation? Think again

Here is an article from a medical journal saying that kidney donations from those in their 80s “and older” function as well as from a 50-year old. http://www.physiciansbriefing.com/Article.asp?AID=717883 Think about this: could you help?   :- Doug.

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Reversing Alzheimer’s

Here is a report of a small study showing personalized programs have reversed the effects of Alzheimer’s: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/06/16/Personalized-treatment-may-reverse-Alzheimers-memory-loss/6921466083695/ “[T]he researchers designed a personalized 36-point program involving changes to diet, brain stimulation, exercise, optimization of sleep, specific pharmaceuticals and vitamins and … Continue reading

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How to live a long healthy happy life

Here is a good Tedx video about a 75 year study: http://www.ted.com/talks/robert_waldinger_what_makes_a_good_life_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_happiness#t-6827 Worth looking into! :- Doug.

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Where’s the poetry?

Where’s the poetry in this? :- Doug.

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5 easy ways to spot IRS scams

The IRS has just issued an information release to give 5 ways to spot the telephone tax scams sweeping the nation just now. You don’t have to be a victim: “The IRS will never: “1. Call you about taxes you … Continue reading

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Fake funeral notices

Friends– The FTC has issued an alert about fake funeral notices. You get an email with something like “funeral notification” in the subject line. It may look like it came from a legitimate funeral home. It invites you to click … Continue reading

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Telemedicine to keep you at home

Friends– Here’s an article from CNBC about a non-profit in Pennsylvania trying out telemedicine: essentially it looks to be a monitoring device that allows nurses and doctors to be alerted if you fall or have other needs. Thus, for some … Continue reading

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11 business startups to help with aging

Friends– Maybe business will figure out that we Boomers might be a good market. Here are 11 startups Aging 2.0 thinks might be good: http://www.geripal.org/2013/11/innovation-and-aging-11-generator-startups.html :- Doug.

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How shall doctors learn the EOL conversation?

A study from the University of Washington and the Medical University of South Carolina revealed that when interns talked to patients about end of life matters found: 1. There was no difference in end of life care; and 2. Patients … Continue reading

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CMS erases Medicare “Improvement Standard”

Friends– Nursing homes and others have for years cut off people from Medicare payments (and therefore therapy) when they were no longer “improving” or had “plateaued.” These words should be red flags for you. If you hear them, it is … Continue reading

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7 trends in retirement

Friends– US News reports on trends found in a study by the University of Michigan Retirement Research Center: semi-retirement, long part-time careers, and more. 7 Retirement Trends Article :- Doug.

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How doctors die

Friends– Here is a New York Times article that you will want to read. Check out some of its links, too! http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/20/your-money/how-doctors-die.html?src=me&_r=0 :- Doug.

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How likely are you to need Long-term Care?

Take a look at the AP-NORC study just out about how far off we are from reality: http://www.apnorc.org/projects/Pages/long-term-care-perceptions-experiences-and-attitudes-among-americans-40-or-older.aspx :- Doug.

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Self Help Packet: Medicare “Improvement” standard

Friends– If you or a loved one are told you no longer qualify for Medicare paid therapy and your 100 days is more like 25 because you have “plateaued,” here is a Self Help Packet from Center for Medicare Advocacy: … Continue reading

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Oct 4 & 5: Discovering Ourselves Wiser

You are invited…. Discovering Ourselves Wiser Using Our Wisdom for Our World How the co-learning happens Your years count. As Mentor, Sage, Poet you have something of great value to share. Gather with other people who are putting their experience … Continue reading

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Laughter + Music: for dementia better than drugs?

Friends– Take a look at this from the Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/laughter-and-music-better-than-drugs-for-dementia-patients-20130802-2r4w9.html In a three-year study they found a weekly dose of songs and laughs, clowns and humor helped as much as psychotropic drugs and anti-depressants, in reducing aggression … Continue reading

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