Flu Season is Almost Here…

Flu season is almost here and if you’re older than 65, take heed

The immune system weakens with age, which makes it harder to fight disease. As a result, adults 65 years of age and older are more likely to catch the flu and experience complications.

This age group typically accounts for more than half (about […]

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Donovan Forum Series and Tuesday Speaker Series prepare to kickoff

As children return to school, programs for adult education become available through the University of Kentucky’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Starting Sept 8, the free Donovan Forum Series will feature speakers from 1:15-2:30 p.m. at the new Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane. Light refreshments will be served on the first Thursday of each month […]

By |August 28th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Donovan Forum Series and Tuesday Speaker Series prepare to kickoff

Taking Care in The Heat of Summer

According to the Red Cross, excessive heat has caused more deaths in recent years than all other weather events. To be safe, follow their suggestions:

Check the contents of your emergency preparedness kit in case a power outage occurs.
If you do not have air conditioning, choose places you could go for relief from the heat […]

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Workshops for Those Helping Others with Alzheimer’s

Two upcoming workshops help those helping others with Alzheimer’s

Dr. Greg Cooper and staff of the Alzheimer’s Association will present this program addresses the issues involved in caring for a person in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

Specific topics covered include behavioral and role/relationship changes, medication, safety, and residential options.

This program will […]

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Thurman-Abbott Home for Lady Veterans opens

Kentucky’s first long-term transitional home for women veterans is now a reality. In a state with 328,000 veterans, some 24,000 are women. As the number of women veterans doubles over the next three to five years, the new Thurman-Abbott Home for Lady Veterans in Lexington will help bridge the gap for lady veterans, according […]

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Help Fight Alzheimer’s with The University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging wants you to join the fight.

As part of a research program on Alzheimer’s disease, the Healthy Brain Aging Volunteer program seeks motivated older adults to take part in clinical research projects involving potential Alzheimer’s treatments, Alzheimer’s prevention studies, and normal aging.

Brain […]

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Eight Great Myths of Aging

When it comes to what old people are like, everyone has an opinion, especially younger people. Perhaps because they’re afraid of aging, the young and middle-aged tend to stereotype older people as grouchy, frumpy, slow, forgetful. Yes we do change as we age, but not in stereotypical ways.

What’s more, because these ideas are ingrained […]

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Videos showcase diverse caregiving

Caregiving “is not something you think about – it just happens,” said Richard Lui, an MSNBC/NBC anchor. He flies weekly from New York to San Francisco to take care of his father, Stephen Lui, 83, who has dementia.

The care giving stories of the Luis and two other Chinese American families are featured in the […]

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Walk To End Alzheimer’s – August 27, 2016

Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s Event Raises Money for Alzheimer’s disease

The annual Lexington Walk to End Alzheimer’s® will be held at the Fayette County Courthouse at 9 a.m. Aug. 27. This is the 22nd year the Alzheimer’s Association has hosted the event. The walk’s success has supported research for a cure and helped over […]

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Dementia – Is There a Silver Lining?

Does a dementia diagnosis have a silver lining? Study suggests it can

Results from a study of patients with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or early dementia indicates that their outlook isn’t as dark as expected.

A group of scientists from the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging asked 48 men and women with […]

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