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Brain health

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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Best Websites for Playing Online Games

Videogames aren’t just for kids. In fact, as you age, playing certain games can help you cognitively and, according to new research, might even improve your mood and sense of well-being.  So we looked for games that you can play online for free without having to download any software. We found several good ones on…

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More positivity, less dementia?

Thinking positive has long been linked with making us healthier, less stressed and better company. Now, a Yale study has gone a step further, finding good news for those 60 plus who have positive beliefs about aging. They are less likely to develop dementia, says Becca Levy, PhD, professor of epidemiology and psychology at the…

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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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Resolve to be healthier in 2018

Looking for a Healthy New You for the New Year? Here’s a grab bag of tips and advice from our archives. Get healthier with meditation This might be the year you learn this ancient and remarkable practice to improve your physical and mental health. You’ll find a complete guide in the Senior Planet Toolbox on…

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