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Want to Remember Something? Draw a Picture!

What’s your favorite trick to remember a person’s name, a list of groceries, or a telephone number? Do you write it down? Repeat it a few times and concentrate on it? Maybe you try the old memory hack of associating a name with a picture (for example, recalling the name of Sandy Smith by picturing […]
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Five Holiday Hazards to Avoid

Most of us love the holidays! The lights, the food, the good company and the music all provide a boost for the spirit during the cold, dark winter. Health and safety experts often issue reminders during this time of year. Prepare foods safely. Avoid slipping on icy sidewalks. Don’t leave candles unattended. And line up […]
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From The Alden Network Podcasts – Assisted Living

Making the decision to help an aging adult move into assisted living can be difficult. People give so much of their time and energy to caring for a loved one with dementia or other age-related issues, that when the time comes for someone else to care for your loved one, it can be painful and […]
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An Overlooked Side Effect of Opioid Medications

You’ve surely read lately of the terrible opioid epidemic that is ruining—and taking—so many lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 40 people die each day from an overdose of opioid medications, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and codeine. The stereotype is of a young user buying these medications on the street, […]
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