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Alzheimer’s

Senior Planet teams up to fight Alzheimer’s

Great strides are being made every day in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Earlier this year, a team of scientists at the Gladstone Institutes made a huge breakthrough. They discovered the cause of — and a potential solution for — the primary genetic risk factor…

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The Joyful Hearts Choir: Music, Memory and Meaning

  Hearing a group of older adults in their late 70’s to 100 years old singing standards like “America the Beautiful” and “Hello Dolly” is heartwarming.  The performance becomes even more touching when you discover that many of the singers suffer from memory loss. Music is a well-known therapeutic tool, helping relieve stress and improve…

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