New Old Age: Arts & Culture

Posted January 24, 2013
Have you guys seen this movie?  I haven't, but a friend was still reeling from it hours after she saw it this past weekend.  That combined with this article makes me want to see it.  Crazy I know, but I'm intrigued... The Brutal Truth of ‘Amour’ By PAULA SPAN It has been a few days since I left the movie theater in a bit of a daze, and I’m still thinking about “Amour.” So much of this already much-honored film rings utterly true: the way a long-married Parisian couple’s daily routines, their elegant life of books and music and art, can ...
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AARP: Ask the Pharmacist

Posted January 16, 2013
The AARP provides helpful information on what not to ignore when it come to legs cramps... 8 Types of Drugs That Can Cause Leg Cramps Pain may be a sign of an underlying medical problem by: Dr. Armon B. Neel Jr. | from: AARP  The older you are, the more likely you are to get nighttime leg cramps — sudden jolts of pain that can last from just a few seconds to 15 or more minutes. Some studies, in fact, suggest that more than two-thirds of older people have experienced these painful cramps.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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AARP: Top 15 Superfoods for People Over 50

Posted January 9, 2013
I wanted to help inspire us all to stay healthy with this AARP article... Top 15 Superfoods for People Over 50 These delicious foods help protect eyes, lungs, heart and brain by Julia Bencomo Lobaco, AARP, December 21, 2012 Apples Apples contain soluble fiber, which may help lower cholesterol and slow the uptake of glucose, helping you maintain healthy blood sugar levels. They're also a super source of potassium, antioxidants and vitamin C.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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The Flaws of Hospice

Posted January 7, 2013
New Old Age provides a closer look... On the Way to Hospice, Surprising Hurdles By PAULA SPAN I’ve often wondered why more families don’t call hospice when a loved one has a terminal disease — and why people who do call wait so long, often until death is just days away.   To continue rading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Posted January 2, 2013
Another helpful list from Try these simple solutions to ease the crankies and boost everyone's mood. By Lara Belonogoff, staff writer One issue that family caregivers don't often talk about is how cranky everyone can get living under one roof -- especially if the person you're caring for is sometimes or often cranky. You know the toll that it can take on the entire household -- and how that person's mood can rub off on you. But how do you go about making your home a happier place? To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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