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Senior Care Management Insights - January 2012

January, 2012
Volunteering: The Magic Bullet for Healthy Aging
Senior volunteer What’s the secret to keeping older adults from whiling away their days in a rocker? That’s the million dollar question for any senior care professional who has encouraged, cajoled and begged a senior to keep moving. Recent research reveals an unexpected source of motivation and health benefits for seniors: helping others. 

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Help for Alzheimer’s Families
A guide to share with families coping with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, plus creative suggestions for capturing and leveraging memories as a form of therapy.

Changes in Cerebrospinal Fluid May Signal Early Alzheimer’s
Researchers think they have found a marker of change in the brain that precedes the onset of the disease by five to 10 years, which could aid in the use of disease-modifying therapies.

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