Dealing with memory issues

When we are faced with knowledge or information that shakes up our world view and turns it upside down, we resort to a kind of denial called cognitive dissonance.  It’s a natural response to avoid losing our emotional equilibrium and reduce psychological tension and distress.  Admitting to memory problems can be the road to loss…

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Study find savers are healthier

Saving for retirement pays back with your health.  At least that’s what a study out of Washington University found.  Workers who save for retirement evidently feel they have a stake in staying alive to enjoy it.  The result, if you’re saving for retirement, you’re probably taking better care of your health.  Researchers found that if…

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U.S. seniors struggle with malnutrition

Compared to most parts of the world, America has amazing wealth.  So why is it that more than half of American seniors seen at emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition? A new study recently published in the online journal, Annals of Emergency Medicine, found that among ER patients 65 and older,…

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