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    You’re Never Too Old, Busy or Rusty to Make Music

    By Amy Nathan for Next AvenueDo you ever wish you knew how to play a musical instrument? If so, you are not alone. Yet a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts survey found that just 12 percent of U.S.   Read More...

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    The Relationship Between Delirium and Dementia

    By The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging for Next AvenueHarvard Medical School professor Dr. Sharon K. Inouye is one of the world leaders in geriatrics research and innovation.   Read More...

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    5 Hidden Causes of Heart Disease

    By Frieda Wiley, PharmD for Next AvenueHeart disease kills about 610,000 people in the United States each year — 1 in every 4 deaths — more than any other disease, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s commonly known that exercise and eating a healthful diet are keys to keeping your heart in tip top shape. But there are seemingly unrelated conditions and lifestyle habits that can lead to heart disease.Here are five lesser-known causes of heart disease t...  Read More...

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    The Habits That Can Help You Live Longer

    By The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging for Next AvenueElizabeth Blackburn, president emerita of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, is one of only 12 women to have won a Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. She was honored for her co-discovery of telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes the telomere, an area of the chromosome related to the process of aging. In this interview with the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, Blackburn —the Next Avenue Influe...  Read More...

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    Stand Up to ‘Sitting Disease’

    By Lisa Fields for Next AvenueNot long ago, when I interviewed one of the leading experts on “sitting disease” — the buzzy catch phrase that’s been attached to physical inactivity for the past few years — he walked in place on his treadmill desk while we chatted by phone. The irony wasn’t lost on me: I was sitting idly at my desk while writing an article about the health problems associated with sitting idly at desks. Meanwhile, the expert in the know was stay...  Read More...

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    Play Games for Better Health

    By Randi Mazzella for Next AvenueWhen friends asked Lisa Ruderman, 52, of Livingston, N.J., if she wanted to learn how to play canasta, at first, she declined. She wasn’t sure she had the spare time or any interest in the card game, which is a form of rummy. But with some minor prodding, she was convinced to give it a try.   Read More...

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    How to Find Your Motivation for Better Health

    By Kelly K. James for Next AvenueTom Nolan, 71, admits he led a less-than-healthy lifestyle for years. He ate foods he shouldn’t (and too much of them), slept poorly and avoided exercise.   Read More...

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    8 Myths About Aging and Long-Term Care

    By Carol Levine for Next AvenueThere are eight myths about aging and long-term care, some based on a kernel of truth, that are deeply entrenched in American society. Some are relatively harmless, but others can lead to serious misunderstandings.1. Serious Memory Lapses Are Normal in Older AdultsThe myth that memory loss is naturally associated with aging is deeply ingrained in societal attitudes toward older adults.   Read More...

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    Why Snoring Gets Worse with Age and What You Can Do About It

    By Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone,” British novelist Anthony Burgess reportedly said. Who hasn’t either been robbed of a night of peaceful sleep or been banished to another room because of snoring?It is one of the most common sleep problems, at least occasionally affecting about 90 million Americans, according to the National Sleep Foundation. And while the subject of jokes, snoring can indicate a serious medical problem.Why Snoring In...  Read More...

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    The 7 Benefits of Dancing at Any Age

    By Deborah Quilter for Next AvenuePier I juts out over the Hudson River on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with — depending on your vantage point — mesmerizing views of the New York City skyline or New Jersey. As the waning sun hovered above the horizon, 16 older women wearing name tags waited for their Thursday dance class to begin. They didn’t seem to mind that the humidity felt like a sticky second shirt or that there was little breeze in the air.Sitting in the middle of t...  Read More...

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