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  1. 4 Ways to Stop Age-Related Memory Loss

    She could deal with constantly forgetting her shopping list, and she'd made a habit of writing down where she'd parked her car, each and every time. But in her mid-50s, Janis Mara's memory problems started costing her money. Late fees began piling up because she forgot to pay her bills. "Over time,

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  2. Stuck in the Middle with You

    If you’re caring for an elderly parent -- or parents -- and your own children at the same time, you’re probably overwhelmed, overworked, overscheduled, and exhausted. You’re also part of a growing cultural phenomenonknown asthe “sandwich generation.” As today’s parents have children later in life, i

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  3. The Art of Aging Gracefully

    In Nora Ephron's best-selling book, I Feel Bad About My Neck, she laments the sorry state of her 60-something neck: "Our faces are lies and our necks are the truth. You have to cut open a redwood tree to see how old it is, but you wouldn't have to if it had a neck," she writes. "Every so often I rea

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  4. 7 Health Challenges of Aging

    "If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself." So said Eubie Blake, the great ragtime composer and pianist who was still performing at the age of 99, the year before his death. Let's face it: old age is what lies ahead. If you're 40 or 50 or even 60, you might no

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  5. Putting Affairs in Order Before Death

    See Paris. Swim with a dolphin. Skydive. They're on almost every list of things you should do before you die. But what about those things you really should do before you die? They may not be fun, but they will bring you peace of mind today, and provide guidance to the friends and family members you

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  6. Be Your Own Health Advocate

    Without doubt, communication is crucial to good health care. When people take an active role in their care, research shows they fare better -- in satisfaction and in how well treatments work. A passive patient is less likely to get well. Yet patients often don't speak up for themselves, says Dr. Pau

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  7. Diplomatic Guide for Grandparents

    Becoming a grandparent changes everything. Coupled with incomparable joy is uncertainty about where you fit in. Your role -- not always appreciated by society -- is vitally important in shaping a grandchild's life. You and the parents want what's best for the child. But you discover you don't always

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  8. Help Yourself

    Emergencies don't upset your life every day, thank goodness, but they do happen. You're slicing tomatoes for dinner, get distracted, and put a gash in your hand that requires stitches. Your tree-climbing kid takes a tumble from a high branch. Or your spouse steps on a rusty nail while cleaning out t

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  9. Rolling Stones: How They Keep Rockin'

    Maybe they're still seeking satisfaction. But time is definitely on their side. The Rolling Stones are still one of the world's biggest rock and roll bands. They've got the record-setting concert grosses and Super Bowl performance credit to prove it. Sure, the band's been around since 1962, and thre

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  10. Baby Boomers: A New Way to Grow Old

    It looks like the baby boomers, who used to urge each other to "do your own thing," will do precisely that when it comes to retirement. Some will imitate their parents and drop out of the work force as early as possible to begin a life of leisure, continuing a trend that began more than a century ag

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