Monthly Archives: February 2016

How mindfulness will help you lose weight

Food for thought from ‘The Joy of Half a Cookie’ author

By Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue


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You’re in good company if you have tried and failed to lose weight or to keep the pounds off. But Jean Kristeller, professor emerita of psychology at Indiana State University, may be able to help.

She developed a Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness READ MORE

Memories actually get better with age

Boomer marketer Peter Hubbell says that happens in three ways

By Peter Hubbell for Next Avenue


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Memories get better with age.

By memories, I’m talking about long-term memory or LTM, not short-term memory such as basic information like phone numbers and where you left your glasses. Aging people have a lot on their minds and it’s not really READ MORE

Why we missed the signs of my mom’s lewy body dementia

Robin Williams also suffered from the disease, often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s

By Candy Schulman for Next Avenue


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I never imagined my mother would have anything in common with actor and comedian Robin Williams. But when his widow revealed that he suffered from Lewy body dementia, she said, “Lewy body dementia killed Robin. It took his life.”

She linked this READ MORE

The one death this doctor can’t forget

How physicians’ religious views may affect end-of-life talks

By Vincent Quagliarello, M.D. for Next Avenue


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In more than 30 years of being a doctor, I’ve participated in many end-of-life events. But one stands out.

She was an elderly woman I had known for years; I’ll call her “Tessie” (not her real name). On the last evening of her terminal illness, READ MORE

When should you ‘talk’ differently to someone with dementia?

As the disease changes, so should your method of communication

By Eileen Beal for Next Avenue


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If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you will notice that as the condition worsens, so does your loved one’s ability to initiate or participate in conversations; understand and process information; READ MORE