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What you see when you live a century…

What you see when you live a century… | Aging and aging services | Scoop.it
Affectionately dubbed the "oldest old," the 90+'ers we met had experienced some remarkable things in their lifetimes

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Fascinating. In 1990, I met two centenarians( a lady age 103 and her brother age 100)  who had been at Ft. Myer, Virginia (site of Arlington National Cemetery) to see the Wright brothers fly their plane for the US Army at Summerall Field in 1908. 

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Oklahoma Students use Tai Chi Exercises to Help Seniors Avoid Falling

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Oklahoma students use tai chi exercises to help seniors avoid falling NewsOK.com “Since we are working with our older adults, the tai chi movements we teach focus on increasing balance through proper foot placement and good posture,” said UCO...

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Good balance is VERY important when you are elderly. 

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There has been a lot of research into T'ai Chi and falls prevention in older adults. Proven results include better balance, falls reduction, reduced arthritis pain/stiffness, and increased socialization. All good things when applied to the elder population.

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Looking for Early Signs of Dementia? Ask the Patient

Looking for Early Signs of Dementia? Ask the Patient | Aging and aging services | Scoop.it
Doctors are starting to pay more attention to patients who say they are experiencing cognitive problems but do not yet show a measurable decline.

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Interesting research coming out lately on early detection of Alzheimer's.

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Interesting research on early detection of Alzheimer's in the news lately.
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A robot that can help your grandma (or you) avoid the nursing home - GigaOM

A robot that can help your grandma (or you) avoid the nursing home - GigaOM | Aging and aging services | Scoop.it
GigaOMA robot that can help your grandma (or you) avoid the nursing homeGigaOMTwo major trends could open the door to robotic care givers that help senior citizens stay in their homes longer. First, robots are getting ...
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Unafraid of aging | MySimpleC.com

Unafraid of aging | MySimpleC.com | Aging and aging services | Scoop.it
An epidemiologist and geriatrician, Dr. Fried, dean of the Mailman School of … Continue reading → ... (2) Words like “elderly,” “older adults,” “senior citizens,” “seniors,”…even “aging.” These are words that Boomers tend to ...
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Speaker fired up about retiree options - Tallahassee.com

Speaker fired up about retiree options - Tallahassee.com | Aging and aging services | Scoop.it
Speaker fired up about retiree options
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Participants do not have to belong to AARP, and organizers hope to attract middle aged people not yet retired as well as retirees and senior citizens.
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99-Year Old California Man Is Nordstrom's Only Greeter

99-Year Old California Man Is Nordstrom's Only Greeter | Aging and aging services | Scoop.it
A 99-year old man who works at a Nordstrom department store in Arcadia, Calif., is the company’s only U.S. greeter.

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Good job, dude!  Keep doing something or you won't be able to do anything.  My dad is 95 today, July 18th, 2013. He has a citrus nursery in North Florida and is more 'with it' than many of the folks I deal with daily.  

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Oklahoma Students use Tai Chi Exercises to Help Seniors Avoid Falling

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Oklahoma students use tai chi exercises to help seniors avoid falling NewsOK.com “Since we are working with our older adults, the tai chi movements we teach focus on increasing balance through proper foot placement and good posture,” said UCO...

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There has been a lot of research into T'ai Chi and falls prevention in older adults. Proven results include better balance, falls reduction, reduced arthritis pain/stiffness, and increased socialization. All good things when applied to the elder population.

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Good balance is VERY important when you are elderly. 

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Loneliness Linked to Serious Health Problems and Death Among Elderly

www.ucsf.edu Loneliness -- the unpleasant feeling of emptiness or desolation -- can creep in and cause suffering to people at any age.
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Longevity - Increasing Life Expectancy, Living Longer, Anti-Aging ...

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Read the latest longevity news and about issues including increasing life expectancy, living longer, anti-aging tips, geriatrics and longevity secrets. Find articles on ... Art programs provide older adults with new ways to connect.
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