Notes On Healthy Aging

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November 22, 2021

Tips for Healthy Joints

Wear-and-tear on your joints is a natural part of aging. Fortunately, there are many techniques and good habits you can use to help preserve your joints so you can stay active and mobile as you get older. By working closely with your physician and following these tips for healthy joints, you’ll be able to reduce […]

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November 10, 2021

My aging mom needs more care, what should I do?

Dear Miami Jewish Health, My mother is living with me and is, thankfully, an active woman. However, now that she does not drive and is slowing down, she needs more support and socialization than I can provide during the week. She has diabetes and I’ve noticed that it’s getting harder for her to monitor her […]

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October 19, 2021

Sugar Substitutes Explained

While tasty in moderation, too much sugar can be detrimental to your health. Limiting sugar intake is especially important for older adults. Excessive added sugar consumption can lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Some studies suggest there may also be a link between sugar consumption and increased the risk of dementia. Fortunately, […]

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September 24, 2021

Brain Training Exercises for Older Adults

Just like your body and muscles, your brain needs challenging activities to stay fit and healthy. Thankfully, exercising the mind can be enjoyable and easy to do on a regular basis. From solving simple problems to complex pursuits, like learning a new language, there are a wide variety of ways to keep your mind sharp. […]

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September 1, 2021

Activity Ideas for People Living with Dementia

An important part of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia is ensuring they have a good quality of life. Although they may interact with the world differently from when they were younger, people with dementia still want to feel emotional connection, creativity, fulfillment, and purpose – as we […]

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August 16, 2021

PACE as an Alternative to Nursing Homes

If you or a loved one is worried about the possibility of needing to move into a nursing home, South Florida’s PACE program, Florida PACE Centers, could be the solution you’re looking for. The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a federally funded Medicare and Medicaid benefit that works as an alternative […]

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July 30, 2021

What is Sundown Syndrome?

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are known for causing a multitude of mood and behavior changes. One common example of this is sundown syndrome. Sundown syndrome, also known as sundowning or late-day confusion, is a term used to describe a notable increase in restlessness, agitation, irritability, or confusion that typically lasts through the […]

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July 14, 2021

How Multi-Sensory Stimulation Can Aid Older Adults Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

As we learn more about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, we also discover new evolving therapies to help individuals living with neurocognitive disorders. Multi-sensory stimulation has different benefits for individuals, depending on their condition, current mood, and personal needs. The benefits are so significant that organizations that care for seniors are increasingly creating multi-sensory […]

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June 25, 2021

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s the Difference?

People often wonder if Alzheimer’s disease is the same as dementia. The terms are frequently used interchangeably, and people assume that they have the same meaning. Dementia is a broad term that describes a wide range of disorders involving cognitive impairment due to brain damage. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and […]

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June 16, 2021

FDA Approves New Alzheimer’s Disease Drug

Earlier this week, the FDA approved aducanumab – a new drug developed to slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease in patients who show early signs of the condition. Aducanumab, which will be sold under the brand name “Aduhelm” is the first therapy for Alzheimer’s disease to have gone through the FDA’s accelerated approval pathway. However, since […]

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