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8/28/2014 – Market Basket: The Return of Boomer Activism

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Workers at the Market Basket supermarket chain just successfully undertook a high-risk job action with potentially historic repercussions. But this was more than just a fight for leadership control. It was also a story about boomers standing up for workplace values. Read the full article at Forbes.

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8/27/2014 – Mindfulness training helps Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers

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Alzheimer’s disease takes a psychological and physical toll not only on the affected patients, but also on their caregivers. Now, a new study has shown that training in mindfulness — learning how to focus on the present moment — may help improve the emotional well-being of people with early-stage dementia due to Alzheimer’s and their […]

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8/26/2014 – Battle of the Sexes: Caring for an Aging Parent

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If you want to be taken care of as you get older, your best bet is to have a daughter, not a son, according to research presented last week at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting. Researchers from Princeton University found that daughters spend more than twice the amount of time as sons taking care […]

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8/25/2014 – People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers In Alzheimer’s Research

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When researchers at the University of California, San Diego wanted to study an experimental Alzheimer’s drug last year, they sought help from an unlikely group: people with Down syndrome. Read the full article at National Public Radio (NPR).

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8/25/2014 – What’s the difference between vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s?

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Alzheimer’s disease is by far the most common cause of dementia (a significant loss of memory and cognitive functions), but vascular dementia is one of several other forms of dementia. In Alzheimer’s disease, nerve cells throughout the brain die off, and abnormal proteins accumulate in the brain for reasons not entirely known. Vascular dementia, in […]

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8/25/2014 – Retirement mistakes people make at every age

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Retirement security didn’t always feel this out of reach. People worked until their early 60s, earned pensions and collected Social Security. Today, most people expect that they will rely on their own savings, and some worry that Social Security is no longer a sure thing. Workers now need to view the income they earn throughout […]

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8/25/2014 – Sensors let Alzheimer’s patients stay at home, safely

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“Often, decisions about care are made when safety becomes an issue” said said Beth Kallmyer, vice president of constituent services for the Alzheimer’s Association. Tools like sensors “can allow people to feel more comfortable” and ease the transition.” Read the full article at CNN.

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8/21/2014 – For older women, working out may keep heart rates regular

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Physically active older women are less likely to suffer from atrial fibrillation, the most common form of irregular heartbeat, than less active women, according to a new U.S. study. Contrary to suggestions that exercise might raise the risk of abnormal heart rhythms, the analysis based on more than 80,000 postmenopausal women found the risk of […]

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8/20/2014 – Struggling With Student Loan Debt Over Age 50

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For Americans over 50 nearing retirement age, struggling with student loan debt can be more of a burden to their futures compared to recent college graduates. Read the full articled at Forbes.

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8/20/2014 – Fed report: Few saving for retirement

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The Federal Reserve Board just released the results of a September 2013 survey, based on a nationally representative online panel, which was designed to monitor how well consumers have recovered from the financial crisis and to identify risks to their financial condition. While retirement was not the focus of the survey, it contained a number […]

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