Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775
Golden oldies help battle age-old stereotypes
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
For some reason, many still believe that seniors -- people in their 70s, 80s, 90s and older -- simply are all frail, sick and confused. In truth, with assistance from modern medicine, exercise and activities, wise nutrition and financial pre-planning, a person's later years can be a time of pleasure, exploration and self-fulfillment. Dr. Barry Marks, a geriatric specialist with...
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Aaron Passman
A $100,000 grant means more than just a name change for the Temple Association of Retired Persons. The Temple University lifelong learning organization was recently awarded a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation, a San Francisco entity named for a Jewish resident of that city and dedicated to the preservation of lifelong learning programs. In 2006, Forbes ranked Osher, a...
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Memorable developments in Alzheimer's treatments
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Todd H. Goldberg, M.D.
Alzheimer's disease -- a well-known cause of memory impairment in aging -- is surely the most common and feared problem consulted about in geriatric medicine today. Although it was only recognized as a specific illness in the last 100 years, Alzheimer's obviously is not really new, since throughout history people have become old, feeble and confused; however, they were just...
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September is "Healthy Aging Month," when individuals over 50 are reminded that those who are physically active, eat a healthy diet, avoid tobacco and alcohol and who get regular check-ups are more likely to look forward to many years of staying healthy and active. Dr. Augustine E. Agocha, lead physician at Advanced Heart, Lung and Vascular Care in Bordentown, N.J.,...
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Irving Grossman, 89, rides his blue bicycle around the Martins Run Continuing Care Retirement Community campus almost every day. Grossman usually pedals by himself, but on Monday, he had quite a bit of company. As part of the Rolling Relay Around the Run, residents joined with family members and employees to do laps around the retirement campus on an unseasonably...
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