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Red Pill or Blue Pill?  Sense-ible Medication Keeps Seniors Safer

Red Pill or Blue Pill? Sense-ible Medication Keeps Seniors Safer

Amara Rose September 13, 2017 0

The dictum, “You are what you eat,” just leapt to the next level. Yes, it’s important to eat right, especially as we age, and to take appropriate, doctor-prescribed medications on schedule. Smartphone apps such

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The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

Amara Rose September 6, 2017 5

We’ve covered seniors and hearing loss, including the incredible regenerative benefits of music for brain health. There are even technologies that help senior living communities keep residents engaged with hearing assistance that adjusts individual

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Space, The Final Frontier: Seniors Living Apart Together

Space, The Final Frontier: Seniors Living Apart Together

Amara Rose August 22, 2017 2

People choose not to cohabit for various reasons. They may live far apart geographically, and love their respective homes too much to move. Or they want to remain near kids/grandkids. A huge issue for

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The Gig Is Up:  How Elders Can Bloom in the Freelance Marketplace

The Gig Is Up: How Elders Can Bloom in the Freelance Marketplace

Amara Rose August 15, 2017 2

Once upon a 1099, it was called freelancing. The newest catchphrase is “gig economy“. But however one refers to flexible, part-time, independent contractor work, it seems seniors are piloting the ship: since 1995, those

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Are You Sure It’s Dementia? Paving New Neural Roads

Are You Sure It’s Dementia? Paving New Neural Roads

Amara Rose August 8, 2017 4

Scientist, yogi and author Lisa Genova, who wrote Still Alice, shares some encouraging words for brain health. While we can’t change our genes or prevent aging (yet!), restorative sleep is “like a power cleanse

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Too Hot To Handle: Smart Steps to Avoid Heatstroke

Too Hot To Handle: Smart Steps to Avoid Heatstroke

Amara Rose August 1, 2017 1

A friend’s untimely death in 2014 has always bothered me. As I wrote in this post on grief, Cheryl (“Snake” to her friends) was 68, healthy and fit. In her twenties she led a

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And In The End…

And In The End…

Amara Rose July 25, 2017 2

We’ve explored death and dying issues a number of times: Death, Be Not Proud The Final Frontier: Saying Yes to Death Facing the Inevitable with Grace and Wit Preparedness: Shedding New Light on the

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