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    7 Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

    By Jennifer Nelson for Next AvenueDuring the last Alzheimer’s disease support meeting I attended at my mother’s assisted living center, I sheepishly asked if anyone else was worried about their own risk for the disease.A lot of hands went up.At age 65, your risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is 2% per year. If you have a parent with Alzheimer’s disease, that risk goes up by 30%, to 2.6% per year, according to the Harvard Men’s Health Watch.However, that’s still a relatively small incr...  Read More...

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    Pickleball, Anyone?

    By Rosie Wolf Williams for Next AvenueThree years ago, Oro Valley, Ariz. resident Sherry Circle felt completely isolated from the world. She was diabetic and weighed more than 300 pounds.  Read More...

  • 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...

  • Try Tai Chi for Balance and Fall Prevention

    By Debbie L. Miller for Next AvenuePatricia Bethke Bing, 75, a retired community organizer in Knoxville, Tenn., has been practicing Tai chi for approximately 20 years. She practices three days a week, for 40 minutes, with a group of people around her age.“I decided to do Tai chi for the health benefits, both mental and physical.   Read More...

  • Using Your Own Body Weight to Exercise After 50

    Enjoy great health benefits without the need for special equipmentBy Edmund O. Lawler for Next AvenueWhen she talks to her patients about exercise, Johns Hopkins geriatrician Dr. Alicia Arbaje encounters resistance about two-thirds of the time.“I’m too old, I’m too sick, I’m in too much pain,” Arbaje says are the reasons most frequently given by patients for not wanting to exercise.   Read More...