Cataract surgery may help women live longer, study suggests

Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations performed in the U.S. About four million Americans had the surgery last year alone. And now a new study suggests the benefits may go beyond improving vision problems — older women with cataracts who had the surgery actually tended to live longer.

The study, published in […]

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Looking for a volunteer opportunity?

AARP Kentucky with United Way of the Bluegrass is looking for volunteers to share their time and experience with a Central Kentucky student.

AARP Kentucky is pairing volunteers with schools and after school programs in Anderson, Clark, Fayette, Clark and Woodford counties. Volunteers spend time tutoring and mentoring students in need of a little extra […]

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Mice with Frequent Flyer Miles Advance the Alzheimer’s Cause

Alzheimer’s disease wreaks emotional havoc on patients who are robbed of their memories, their dignity and their lives. It’s financially devastating as well: care for Alzheimer’s patients is predicted to top $1 trillion by the time children born today are having children of their own.

Alzheimer’s begins its destruction decades before there are outward signs of memory loss, so […]

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Bluegrass Care Navigators offer two new services

iKnow Expo 2018 Exhibitor, Bluegrass Care Navigators have added new services that their patients need.

The services are: Bluegrass Home Primary Care, featuring Dr. Jennifer Skorupa, board certified in both Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine; and Bluegrass Adult Day Health Care, with it first center opening soon in Frankfort.

Both services will help loved […]

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Seeing Alzheimer’s with Optimism

New book sees Alzheimer’s disease from an optimistic perspective

Dr. Gayatri Devi, author of the new book, “The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer’s disease and Other Dementias” has been receiving lots of media coverage lately.

In her book, told through the stories of her patients, she humanizes the science, and offers […]

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Winter safety tips for older adults

Baby, It’s Cold Outside! When the temperature drops, older adults run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather, including hypothermia, frostbite, and falls in ice and snow. Like most things in life, it is better to be prepared. Here are a few precautions everyone should take, especially older adults, […]

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The Best Books of 2017 About Healthy Aging

Great reads for keeping the mind, body and spirit engaged. And maybe making a little money as well.

 

This Wall Street Journal story by Diane Cole looks at some of the best books about healthy aging from 2017.

As an introduction, Cole says that, “The best prescription for healthy aging: Keep on moving. That message runs […]

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Walking for better balance

The Lexington Senior Citizen Center is offering an indoor walking program designed to help participants improve their balance.

The program starts at 9 .m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 9 a.m. in the multi-purpose room at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane.

Participants will focus on walking (at your own pace) and other specific movements that […]

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