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You’re 55+. Now What?

You’re 55+. Now What?

Amara Rose June 19, 2018 0

A century ago, most people passed away soon after they retired. Life spans were decades shorter than they are today, and people literally worked right up until the day they died. Today, when a

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Distracted? Try this

Distracted? Try this

Amara Rose May 29, 2018 2

In our distractable age, focused living, with smart planning, makes the curve balls life tosses our way more bearable.

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In Sickness and In Health, Part 1: The Heart of the Matter

In Sickness and In Health, Part 1: The Heart of the Matter

Amara Rose May 14, 2018 0

My mother died from congestive heart failure in January 2014, as discussed in this post on awakening to grief. That was when her organs finally shut down and the medical establishment was able to

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Life: The Long and the Short of It

Life: The Long and the Short of It

Amara Rose May 7, 2018 0

Yesteryear-themed "Dementia Villages" remove the stigma from memory loss, as seniors themselves staff this adult day care "town square"

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Making Meaning

Making Meaning

Amara Rose April 23, 2018 0

Today's seniors have an "amnesia of ancestry" says Orphan Wisdom School founder Stephen Jenkinson.

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Gray Matters / Part 2: Dementia Breakthroughs

Gray Matters / Part 2: Dementia Breakthroughs

Amara Rose April 16, 2018 3

Virtual reality shows great promise as a tool to help both dementia sufferers and caregivers

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Gray Matters / Part 1: Sweet Dreams

Gray Matters / Part 1: Sweet Dreams

Amara Rose April 9, 2018 1

Did you know? Poor sleep breathing can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease — even dementia

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Who Wants a Roomie In Their 70s or 80s? You’d Be Surprised.

Who Wants a Roomie In Their 70s or 80s? You’d Be Surprised.

Amara Rose April 2, 2018 0

Some young people think older adults have it good: they’ve saved and invested their money, own a home, and can now simply retire and relax. Meanwhile, the younger set has to work, work, work.

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