Life at The Clare

Memory Mondays: Will Alzheimer’s Be Cured in Your Lifetime?

Will Alzheimer’s be cured in your lifetime? Despite bleak statistics surrounding the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and study after study outlining risk factors, many people maintain hope that a cure will become available before they die. In the largest global survey exploring perceptions of Alzheimer’s disease, about 60% of adults indicated that they believe there … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: Will Alzheimer’s Be Cured in Your Lifetime?”

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Memory Mondays: More Years of Good Cognitive Health for Older Adults

Does turning 65 automatically mean cognitive health will begin to decline? With the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease, it’s easy to assume that developing dementia – or at the very least, some sort of cognitive impairment – is inevitable. However, new research indicates that men and women typically spend more than 12 years on average in … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: More Years of Good Cognitive Health for Older Adults”

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Tips to Live Longer: The Healthy Habits of “Super Agers”

Looking for tips to live longer? The healthy habits of so-called “super agers” may provide some insight into aging well. “Super agers” denotes the group of adults above the age of 90 considered healthy. That is, they are not among those who have dementia or cognitive decline. Two new studies recently presented at an American … Continue reading “Tips to Live Longer: The Healthy Habits of “Super Agers””

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Memory Mondays: Air Pollution and Alzheimer’s Disease

What do air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease have to do with each other? From heart health to a sedentary lifestyle, researchers have identified a number of risk factors for dementia. Now, a new study examines air pollution as yet another potential risk factor. To date, scientists have suspected a relationship between air pollution and Alzheimer’s … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: Air Pollution and Alzheimer’s Disease”

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When to Take Social Security

Are you unsure of when to take Social Security? As you navigate your benefits, it may be worthwhile to consider delaying as opposed to taking Social Security at 62, when it becomes available to you. It’s tempting to take the Social Security benefit immediately. That’s especially true if you’re no longer working and don’t have … Continue reading “When to Take Social Security”

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Memory Mondays: A Healthier Heart Means a Healthier Brain

A healthier heart can result in a healthier brain. Studies have long shown a link between dementia and heart disease. Heart issues can even cause a type of dementia known as vascular dementia. A new analysis affirms such findings, suggesting that high cardiovascular health may reduce the risk of developing dementia and slow down rates … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: A Healthier Heart Means a Healthier Brain”

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Life Enrichment at The Clare: Keeping Residents Involved and Active

As Life Enrichment Director at The Clare, Lori Griffin organizes all entertainment, outings, educational programming and special events for the residents at the high-rise retirement community in Chicago’s Gold Coast. Life enrichment at The Clare involves a full range of programs designed to enhance residents’ lives as well as contribute to the strong sense of community that … Continue reading “Life Enrichment at The Clare: Keeping Residents Involved and Active”

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The Changing Face of Retirement

Is the retirement age going up? The traditional idea of retirement may be a thing of the past. These days, more and more older adults are foregoing retirement, or at least putting it off and treating it differently. And they’re in good company, according to Forbes. At 96, actress Betty White doesn’t show any signs … Continue reading “The Changing Face of Retirement”

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What You Need to Know About Social Security and Retirement

Wondering what you need to know about Social Security and retirement? The questions, perspectives and implications regarding Social Security and retirement are countless and varied. Here are a few basic things to understand when it comes to Social Security and retirement, according to Forbes. Recognize that the average Social Security benefit doesn’t represent everyone. How … Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Social Security and Retirement”

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