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Legal Issues for Family Caregivers; Is Yoga Safe for Seniors With Joint Pain?

These and other stories are in the August edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Are Men’s Brains Smaller Than Women’s?

A Mayo Clinic study of 1,246 men and women between ages 30 and 95—with normal cognitive function—shows that the brain’s memory region, the hippocampus, shrinks more for men than women, especially past age 60.

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Retirees Pursuing Second Careers

Retirement is taking on a new meaning for the baby boomer generation. Many of them see retirement as an opportunity to launch a second career, as opposed to engaging in leisure activities. Many boomers, more than any other generation, seek a second career in retirement out of curiosity or financial necessity.

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Senior Switches From Church Pulpit to Theatre Stage

A year ago, Anne Wrider retired from the Church. She sold her house and moved back to Chicago to pursue acting professionally. “People say, ‘How courageous of you to start a whole new career at age 67,’” says Anne. “But it doesn’t feel like courage, really, it feels more like a big new adventure!”

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Boredom Leads to Successful Business

Patricia Barron, or “Big Mama” to those who know her well, finally achieved her lifelong dream of opening her own restaurant at the age of 67. While it may have taken her over 40 years to see that dream realized, everything she learned along the way has contributed to her success.

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How a Cancer Diagnosis Inspired New Dreams

Donn Kramer recently retired after spending over four decades as a Goodyear executive. Kramer realized that improving his golf game is yet to become his sole purpose in life, so he spoke with his financial planner about the possibility of transitioning into a new career.

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Technologies for Aging in Place

Today’s upsurge in remote health-monitoring technology is redefining the landscape of “aging in place,” the decision to continue living in one’s home of choice as independently and safely as possible. AARP reports that nearly 90 percent of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age.

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The Opioid Crisis and Fall Risk

Seniors using opioids are at a seven-fold greater risk for falls (and increased hip fractures) than those who use other pain relievers, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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Play 1960s Movie Trivia – Do You Know the Answers?

What are three of your favorite 1960s movies and why?

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Suicidal Signs in Older Adults

Older men are at higher risk for committing suicide compared to older women in part because men in American culture are conditioned to not acknowledge their feelings and may feel more hopeless about the future.

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