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    50+: Live Better, Longer

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    1. What You Need to Know About Nursing Homes

      If your loved one needs medical care that you can't give him, but he doesn't have to be in a hospital, a nursing home may be the right choice. It's a way for him to get regular attention from skilled health professionals. A nursing home has aides and nurses on-site 24 hours a day. Some have doctors

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    2. How to Choose Long-Term Care

      You've got a number of options when you look for long-term care for your loved one. But first you need to answer some key questions about his health and finances.  "Ask yourself, 'What type of help does my loved one need to live as independently as possible?'" says Leah Eskenazi, director of operati

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    3. 7 Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

      If you live far away from a loved one who needs care, you can still get him the help he needs. The key is knowing where to turn for support. These tips can keep you connected and involved. Even if your loved one doesn't need regular medical help, it's still a good idea to have someone stop by and ch

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    4. Best Foods for Your Anti-Aging Diet

      From your brain to your bones, what you eat matters. So help yourself to some age-defying foods. "What you eat makes a huge difference in how you age and how you feel," dietitian Manuel Villacorta says. "Even your skin will stay younger-looking if you eat right," says Allison T. Pontius, MD, an expe

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    5. Live Healthy on a Retirement Budget

      You don't have to worry about keeping your healthy habits if you're on a retirement budget. You can eat well and stay fit without breaking the bank. Healthy eating isn't expensive, says AARP savings expert Jeff Yeager, author of How to Retire the Cheapskate Way. "Many of the healthiest foods we shou

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    6. 9 Brain Boosters to Prevent Memory Loss

      Everyone has memory blips from time to time -- the word that's on the very tip of your tongue, or the house keys that aren't where you swear you left them. As you get older, these kinds of slip-ups may become even more common and frequent. Yet you don't have to resign yourself to memory loss. Try 9

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    7. Fitness for Life

      Get active. It's one of the best things you can do for yourself. "Exercise is an antidote to aging," says Barry A. Franklin, PhD, director of the cardiac rehabilitation and exercise labs at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. A well-rounded routine, as part of a healthy lifestyle, may help you avoid

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    8. How Nutritional Needs Change as You Age

      Do you need to change what and how you eat in your 50s, 60s, and beyond? Yes, though maybe not in ways you might think. You need fewer calories every decade, says Connie Bales, PhD, RD, associate director of the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center at Durham VA Medical Center. "We move

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    9. How to Eat as You Age

      Eating well helps keep your body strong, your mind sharp, and your energy level up as you age. So put these five types of foods on your grocery list. "The darker the red, the deeper the green, the more yellow, the more orange -- they're the foods that have function," says Diane Stadler, PhD, RD, a r

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    10. 6 Low-Impact Exercises as You Age

      As you age, it's a good idea to downshift from high-impact exercises. All that pounding needs to give way to something that's more in line with what your body needs now. Add these six low-impact moves to your exercise routine. They come from Jacque Ratliff, exercise physiologist and education specia

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