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Aging

Clinical Briefs for Thursday, September 19

Older and wider: Study pinpoints reason why people gain weight with age … Blood sugar readings that vary greatly raise mortality risk in diabetes … Three common screening tools together predict 7-year dementia risk … Meatballs might cancel out the anti-cancer perks of tomato sauce

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: Larry Minnix’s 12 secrets to successful aging

Retired LeadingAge President and CEO Larry Minnix has published his first book, an inspirational self-help volume for people of all walks of life, “Hallowed Ground: Stories of Successful Aging.” Reprinted here, with permission of the author, is the first chapter of “Hallowed Ground,” titled “The Twelve Secrets,” and subtitled “ … to shrivel or expand …”

Herb Hildebrandt Ph.D., Hl.D. of Trinity Health’s Glacier Hill’s senior living facility

Let the positives outnumber the negatives

Easy to list negatives. Easy to become reclusive. No matter when you leave a home. Or retire. No matter the time or age or gender. Be positive in setting the goal, rejoice on reaching it: in a retirement home, in your long-time home, in a new marriage, in a new grandchild — all a new rhythm. Be positive. Reach! Try! Strive! Age allows it.

Happy Long-Term Care Day!

I had a birthday recently. OK, more than just recently. Tuesday. My long-term care colleagues were kind, supportive and treated me to an exquisite lunch. But the rest I’ve had to deal with on my own.

Roscoe Nicholson

Lifestyle and the aging brain

There’s a growing body of evidence that shows that we do have some control over protecting ourselves from signs of dementia and cognitive decline—and even the physical damages of Alzheimer’s on the brain—through lifestyle.

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