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Good News About Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on 07/16/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Brain HealthAfter just two years, older people who exercised, socialized and ate a healthy diet improved their memory, focus and other signs of brain health, according to a breakthrough study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week. In another piece of good news, researchers announced at the conference that dementia rates are dropping in the United States — quite possibly because people are getting the message that healthy living can protect brain health. “These findings show that prevention …

How to Retire the Cheapskate Way

Posted on 06/12/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Savings | WorkJeff Yeager — aka “the Ultimate Cheapskate” — is AARP’s savings expert and host of the weekly Web show The Cheap Life, produced by AARP and airing on YouTube. He’s also the author of four popular books about frugal living, including his most recent, How to Retire the Cheapskate Way. Jeff will be a guest on AARP Live on Thursday, June 19, so we sat down with him in advance to chat about retirement planning and living, cheapskate-style. What does it mean …

Brain Fitness: Four Strategies to Keep Your Wits with Aging

Posted on 03/6/2013 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthHowever magnificent one’s earlier accomplishments, getting older can be a humbling experience. Loss of peripheral vision and depth judgment, lessened hearing acuity, decreased sensitivity of taste buds, stiffened arteries, declining bone density, a less efficient heart pump, reduced lung capacity, wrinkling of skin, reduced muscle strength and, for some, loss of hair are a few of the physical changes that are biologically predetermined. The aging process also brings social and emotional losses. As we age, parents and older relatives die, …

Healthy Habits!

Posted on 08/24/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthI always love finding stories and advice like this from a reputable source – this time from CNN and Health.com. Check out this article about 10 different “guilty” pleasures that might actually be good for your health! So don’t feel guilty about doing them! A couple of my favorites include getting your ZZZs, having a girls’ night out, choosing the “full fat” dressing for that lunch salad, and basking in the sun – something I’ve been taking very seriously this …

Get Fit With Gaming

Posted on 07/2/2008 by |General News | Comments

TechnologyOlder Americans getting social and physically fit with Nintendo Wii.