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Can poetry ease the tedium of lockdown as well as boost brain and memory? Although there are many studies that indicate that poetry can help boost memory in people with dementia (see here) in one nursing home, a chaplain is using poetry as a springboard to much more for many more people. Since the end
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When the nationwide advice to stay at home to stop-the-spread of coronavirus was issued in mid-March, an estimated 70 million U.S. grandparents faced the most emotionally wrenching part of stopping the spread: keeping your distance from the grandkids. Older adults, more vulnerable to a severe infection if they got COVID-19, can’t visit their grandchildren. At
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How are you experiencing sex during lockdown? I’ve read articles about how people are dealing with their sexual urges and behavior during the pandemic, but how are seniors, specifically, coping? I asked my newsletter subscribers, and many shared eagerly.  Most wrote that they are sheltering in place with a spouse or romantic partner and experiencing
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This lockdown seems like it will go on forever, but there will be an end…but how do we keep our attitudes up in the meantime, and combat depression or other mental/emotional challenges? Some studies suggest that gratitude can be a major influence in our level of happiness, and can even have lasting positive changes in
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When this is all over, you may be thinking about moving to someplace warm and sunny. Here is one woman’s experience, luckily done long before the current crisis.  …in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Patrice Wynne, 68, a former bookstore owner in Berkeley, California, moved to San Miguel de Allende, an artsy town in central
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Every month in Sex at Our Age, award-winning senior sexpert Joan Price answers your questions about everything from loss of desire to solo sex and partner issues. Nothing is out of bounds! If you’re over 60, submit your questions to this column by emailing Joan directly at sexpert@seniorplanet.org. Find more details on how Joan selects
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Chances are you have an estate plan in place to make sure your loved ones will be taken care of when you’re gone. But have you thought about what will happen to your pet? Pets have a place in our hearts and homes, but under the law pets are typically considered tangible personal property, no
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We’re heading into that time of the year…the most wonderful, and the most stressful.  We know the holidays are stressful for anyone who has family…but they are equally tryingfor those who do not have family. Everyone knows that you can’t choose your family, but you have the power to control what effect family has upon your
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