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Senior Living: Week in Review July 16

Dana Larsen
By Dana LarsenJuly 20, 2012

Get the latest news, trends and tips in senior living for the week of July 16th…

Photo courtesy of MSNBC

This has been an interesting week in senior living news. Findings showing that drinking alcohol, even in moderation, may pose as a dementia risk combined with Harvard studies showing that a rare gene mutation may aid in the nation’s mission to help treat and, even, prevent Alzheimer’s make this week a big week in dementia research.

And to circle back to the Olympics trials and healthy living, a rather fit 86-year-old senior, Johanna Quaas, inspires many with her spinning, jumping and twirling—even on the parallel bars! She may not be in the Olympics, but she literally “wowed” the audience at the 2012 Cottbus World Cup in Germany.

And here are the daily posts on A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Blog:

Lost That Skip In Your Step? Gait is Linked to Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s

While we all my have days when we tread a little more heavy-soled as the weight of the world literally seems to put gravity’s force on our shoulders, there are actual clinic studies that show that an older person’s gait shows to be an early indicator of cognitive impairment. The way we walk apparently speaks… Read the full article

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A Where’s Where of Florida for Seniors

Sunshine, citrus fruits and 663 miles of beach. It’s no wonder so many seniors relocate there. But Florida is big state with distinct geographic and cultural regions. Even if you’re determined to head to the Sunshine State for the good life, you still need to decide where in Florida to settle down… Read the full article

8 Retirement Facts That May Surprise You

Everyone wants to retire. The problem is that in light of the economic downturn, the average retirement age keeps getting older. Retiring at age 60 is a pipe dream for many Americans. While you may begin to see visions of retired bliss at this age, the reality is that since the mid 1990s, expectant retirement… Read the full article

Ahhhhh, Florida — America’s Sweet Senior Retirement Temptress

Florida has always been a top retirement destination. Is it the Vitamin D, or more than that?… When it comes to the shakedown of demographics in the U.S., we can make a few easy, accurate assumptions: aspiring film stars move to California; stock brokers migrate to Wall Street; seniors retire in Florida… Read the full article

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