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Samuel Cohen: Alzheimer's is not normal aging — and we can cure it

More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and that number is expected to increase drastically in the coming years. But no real progress has been made in the fight against the disease since its classification more than 100 years ago. Scientist Samuel Cohen shares a new breakthrough in Alzheimer's research from his lab as well as a message of hope. "Alzheimer's is a disease," Cohen says, "and we can cure it."

Resizing for Freedom and Livability: Downsizing and Decluttering Your Living Space

LIBERATING.

That’s the word that frequently comes to mind among retirement-aged adults who have taken on the task of downsizing or decluttering their living space. It might not be the most enjoyable task, but experts tell us that the rewards justify the investment of time and effort.

Healthy for Life: The Importance of Staying Physically Active

While research scientists continue to search for the equivalent of Ponce de Leon’s “Fountain of Youth,” experts in exercise physiology and gerontology agree that there might already be an ideal prescription for aging – physical activity and exercise.

Why Staying Active Is So Important

What to Look for in a Continuing Care Retirement Community

Today, an increasing number of Americans are reaching retirement age. And with retirement comes the opportunity to spend more time doing the things that we love and give us the most pleasure in life.

While some retirement age adults today choose to continue working in some capacity, virtually everyone looks forward to a lifestyle that is more carefree and less burdened by the responsibilities of taking care of a home and property. As a result, downsizing is a consistent theme among them.

Joy in Giving

Ray and Alice McKeighan took great joy in giving.

As a history teacher, Ray shared his love of American history with generations of students.  His retirement announcement wasn’t a form letter – he drafted his very own Declaration of Independence, including the right to play golf and sleep late. He was always ready with a joke or a story.

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