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    The Basics About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    By Maxine Lipner for Next AvenueAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes deterioration of the macula, the part of the eye that provides sharp, clear, straight-ahead vision. As many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of AMD, and that number is expected to increase to nearly 22 million by 2050, according to the BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit that supports research to end AMD, glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease.AMD can be passed from generation to generation, acc...  Read More...

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    ‘Living Memorials’ Allow Tributes Before Loved Ones Die

    By Bill Ward for Next AvenueLinda Singer has had ovarian cancer for nine years. In recent months, her health has worsened significantly. Rather than dwelling on looming death and planning a traditional funeral service, the Atlanta woman chose the opposite course: a celebration of life.So, on Jan.   Read More...

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    Should All People 65+ Get Cognitive Assessments?

    By Edie Grossfield for Next AvenueA special section in the recently released Alzheimer’s Association’s 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report focuses on the role primary care physicians can play in early detection of the disease. The association says all people 65 and older should receive some kind of assessment of their thinking and memory functions and that the primary care setting is the best place to do it. It should be a part of routine exams, said Joanne Pike, ...  Read More...

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    PMMA wins marketing awards

    PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) 2019 Art is Ageless® calendar and a series of ads featuring PMMA’s values won gold awards from the Healthcare Advertising Awards. The 36th annual competition is administered by Healthcare Marketing Report.Art is Ageless is a trademarked program of PMMA, a faith-based organization with 17 senior living communities in Kansas and Missouri. Each community holds a juried art competition exclusively for people age 65 and older.Historically, winning art is ...  Read More...

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    The 4 Things That Matter Most Late in Life

    By Poul-Erik Tindbaek for Next AvenueWhen I was asked to contribute to an international survey on “What is most important for well-being in later life?” my first response was: Oh, I can easily come up with an answer to that question.A few seconds after I said yes, I realized that I shouldn’t come up with what matters most to me for a good life in my third age (the healthy years after work, but before fragility and disease set in). I should offer what I think are most important ...  Read More...

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