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    Understanding the Types of Rehab for Stroke Therapy

    By Lisa Fields for Next AvenueAfter a stroke, only about 10 percent of people recover almost completely without intervention. For everyone else, therapy is a crucial part of the recovery process. Whether you need physical, occupational and/or speech therapy following a stroke depends on your needs, but the goal is the same: to help you regain control of your body and be independent once again.   Read More...

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    Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America wins service industry ad award

    Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s 2019 Art is Ageless® calendar was recently named a Silver Winner in the SIAAwards (Service Industry Advertising Awards). Art is Ageless is a trademarked program of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, a faith-based not-for-profit organization with 17 retirement communities Kansas and Missouri. Each community holds a juried art competition exclusively for people age 65 and older. Winning art is entered in a masterpiece level competition.   Read More...

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    Then and Now: Scenes from a Childhood Home

    By Dana Klosner-Wehner for Next AvenueI went to lunch with my parents last week. I sat in the back seat, where I was 12 all over again, while my mother drove home from the restaurant and my dad “corrected her mistakes.” He really is the worst backseat driver. Until Dad’s macular degeneration set in, he was always in the driver’s seat.   Read More...

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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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    Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America websites win awards in international marketing competition

    AVA Digital Awards recently announced Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA) received two awards for outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication.The newly redesigned Art is Ageless® website and PMMA’s brand new Giving website, featuring the stories of residents whose lives are affected through the company’s philanthropic efforts, both received Gold Awards...  Read More...

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    Why Some People Have Longevity Genes and Others Don’t

    By The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging for Next AvenueDirector of the Longevity Genes Project at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Nir Barzilai has discovered several longevity genes in humans that appear to protect centenarians against major age-related diseases. Barzilai is also co-founder of CohBar, a biotech company developing mitochondria-based therapeutics to treat diseases associated with aging.   Read More...

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    Living Life With the End in Mind

    By Grace Birnstengel for Next Avenue(Part of the Living to the End of Life, a special report for The John A. Hartford Foundation.)Cathy Wurzer made a dying man a promise.Through interviews with Bruce Kramer (a former dean at the University of St. Thomas in St.   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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    It’s Quality, Not Quantity, of Life That Matters

    By The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging for Next AvenueFrom spearheading the Affordable Care Act to opposing the legalization of euthanasia, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel continues to make his mark on health care. Emanuel, vice provost of global initiatives and chair of the department of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, is a globally renowned oncologist and bioethicist, and author and contributor to numerous media outlets.   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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