Pennsylvanians Advised of Possible Contact-Tracing Scams

The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Aging are warning Pennsylvanians about contact-tracing scams and emphasizing the need to stay alert as COVID-19 remains a community threat.

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Grief Relief: Dr. Phil’s 9 Tips for Overcoming Grief and Loss

You are your own most important resource for making your life work. Life rewards action. Until your knowledge, awareness, insights, and understandings are translated into action, they are of no value.

– Dr. Phil McGraw

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Study: Combining Healthy Lifestyle Traits May Substantially Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Combining healthier lifestyle behaviors was associated with substantially lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease in a study that included data from nearly 3,000 research participants.

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Survey: Seniors Lonelier Now than Earlier in Pandemic

As stay-home and quarantine orders spread across the U.S. this March, so too did fears that reduced contact with friends, loved ones, and even strangers would result in a mental health crisis brought about by social isolation.

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Poor Sleep in Middle Age Linked to Alzheimer’s-Related Brain Changes

Cognitively healthy adults whose sleep quality declined in middle age were more likely in late life to accumulate Alzheimer’s disease-related proteins in the brain than those whose sleep quality improved or did not change, an NIA-supported study found.

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The Importance of Gut Bacteria for Longevity and Heart Health

Most of us know that the bacteria in our gut help with our body’s digestion. But did you know that gut bacteria seemingly influence the health of everything from your brain and joints to your skin and heart health, too?

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth-leading cause of death for individuals age 65 and older. This devastating and debilitating disease is the ultimate thief — of memories, independence, control, time, and, ultimately, life. And the disease is often dealt with in silence. Those facing the disease feel a stigma surrounding their diagnosis and often don’t seek the support they need.

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Census: Pennsylvania Grows Older, More Diverse Over Past Decade

Pennsylvania’s 12.8 million residents grew older and more diverse over the past decade, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, mirroring a trend seen nationwide as the country’s largest generation turns 65.

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