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Because of soaring costs in home health care for the elderly, some relatives of individuals in late adulthood are tapping a “hidden” market:  the so-called “gray market” in elderly home health care.  This consists of a network of generally untrained, unscreened, unsupervised, women who are willing to work for less than the fees charged by...
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A report in the journal Neuropsychology suggests that hypertension (high blood pressure) contributes to age-related declines in the brain and cognition.  They looked at two groups of adults:  one group remained healthy for 5 years; the other group either had hypertension at the start of the study, or developed it sometime during the 5 year...
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Reflecting upon his scientific achievements, Albert Einstein once noted:  “I sometimes ask myself . . . how did it come that I was the one to develop the theory of relativity?  The reason, I think, is that a normal adult never stops to think about problems of space and time.  These are things which he...
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Researchers at UCLA have completed a study that suggests performing tai chi on a regular basis may help ward off shingles – a viral infection that causes a painful rash that can lead to complications.  Shingles is caused by the virus herpes zoster, which is the virus that causes chicken pox.  Adults who have had...
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The River of Life by Thomas Campbell (1777-1824) The more we live, more brief appear Our life’s succeeding stages; A day to childhood seems a year, And years like passing ages. The gladsome current of our youth, Ere passion yet disorders, Steals lingering like a river smooth Along its grassy borders. But as the careworn...
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