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Winter Wonderland Safety Tips **NEW**


Type: Article; 564 words

Description: From frigid temperatures to isolation, cold weather hazards are real and common. Here are four ways to be safe during the big chill season.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from the National Institute on Aging, HealthInAging.org, and Care.com.

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Facebook Posts — November 21, 2022 **NEW**


Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: Stopping negative self talk; growing global population; games for brain health;

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Healthier Holiday Swaps **NEW**


Type: Article; 523 words

Description: Ways to make your family recipes a bit healthier this holiday season.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts – November 14, 2022


Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: The “great unretirement” has begun; small signs of stress; how older adults can get started with exercise; new RSV vaccine is good news for older adults.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Talk Turkey About End-of-Life Plans


Type: Article; 736 words

Description: The holiday season is when we gather to cheer for our football team, dive into our favorite foods, find bargains for our gift lists and spend extra time with our loved ones. It’s also the perfect time to share our advance care planning decisions and end-of-life preferences. Because everyone around the table will likely be around the bedside when the time comes.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from NIA and Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest.

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Facebook Posts — November 7, 2022


Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: How Dementia affects the brain; Tips for aging actively with Parkinson's Disease; Wear age as a badge of honor; Disaster risks for older adults

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Gratitude Is Good for Your Health


Type: Article; 603 words

Description: An overview of the health benefits of gratitude and how you can practice it all year long.

Sources: IlluminAge AgeWise

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How to Cope with the End of Daylight Saving Time


Type: Article; 660 words

Description How daylight saving time affects our bodies.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—October 31, 2022


Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: Spotting misinformation on the internet; butter board food trend; learn how to learn; weighing the ethics of #dementia TikTok.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts – October 24, 2022


Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: Ice bucket challenge pays off; what to know about the Apple Watch’s fall detection technology; dementia may be detectable prior to diagnosis; new scam targeting older adults.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Mental Health Matters


Type: Article; 660 words

Description: One in five adults experience mental illness in the United States with one in 20 experiencing mental illness that interferes with daily life and function. More than 12 million adults had serious thoughts of suicide. Ensuring mental health matters as much as physical health begins at home; here are some actions to help you and your loved ones.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from Archetypes, NAMI, SAMHSA, NIMH, and WHO.

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Caring for Someone Who Hoards


Type: Article; 851 words

Description: Article about hoarding, what it is and how to get help.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts— October 17, 2022


Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: Alternatives for sober October; family dinners can lessen stress; quiz about ageism; weight and type 2 diabetes.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—October 10, 2022


Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: High cholesterol foods you can still have; World Mental Health Day; Help for spouses who are also caregivers; Resources to protect against financial exploitation

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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The Gift of Getting Old


Title: The Gift of Getting Old

Type: Article; 574 words

Description: While the adage that age is just a number may be true, 87% of Americans express anxiety about aging. But aging can be a joyous and wonderous experience. Here are five ways to combat “FOGO” or the “fear of getting old.”

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from Pfizer, Psychology Today, CDC, Smithsonian Magazine, LiveStrong, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, NIH, APA.

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Meditation for Health: 7 Scientific Takeaways


Type: Article; 675 words

Description: Meditation has grown in popularity with people practicing it and more apps offered to help with mindfulness. But what does scientific research say about the health benefits of meditation?

Sources: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from Time and NIH.

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Facebook Posts — October 3, 2022


Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: Tips for dealing with memory problems; psychology’s role in the aging process; the connection between Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes; don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Understanding Lewy Body Dementia


Type: Article; 488 words

Description: an overview of Lewy body dementia and its symptoms.

Sources: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts— September 26, 2022


Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: How to bring down hypertension; Charlie Gibson has a new hosting gig; AARP financial abuse signs; 11 myths about Alzheimer’s.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts — September 19, 2022


Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: Study shows family caregivers benefit from supportive friends and family; some movements can make your back pain worse; your attitude about aging could affect your health; study about start-up founders shakes up ageist stereotypes.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Overcoming the Stigma of Alzheimer’s Disease


Type: Article; 561 words

Description: Many people don’t have the facts about dementia. Here are five ways to overcome the stigma if diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Source: IlluminAge with information from the Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Society (UK).

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Title: Facebook Posts — September 12, 2022


Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: COVID reinfections; over-the-counter hearing aids; dog ownership improves physical activity; interesting artistic image of the brain.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Dealing with Seasonal Depression


Type: Article; 555 words; with Facebook post

Description: Many people enjoy the changing of the seasons as summer ends; but for others, the impending season change brings about emotional changes.

Source(s): NIH.gov; Yale.edu; Forbes.com; WCAX3 news; IlluminAge

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Protecting Seniors During Natural Disasters


Type: Article; 595 words

Description: Seniors are at greater risk of death in a natural disaster. Here are some steps to protect the health of elders if a disaster occurs.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from FEMA, ready.gov, AARP, AHA, the CDC, and WellRX.

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Facebook Posts – September 5, 2022


Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: Hearing aids may save relationships; strawberries and Alzheimer’s; exercise lowers risk of COVID-19; end-of-life care for dementia patients.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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6 Ways to Model Good Health for the Grandkids

Type: Article; 775 words

Description: For Grandparents Day, a reminder that when it comes to healthy behaviors, older adults can leave a legacy of good examples.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts – August 29, 2022

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: Museums adding programs for older adults; Harvard Medical School experts discuss persistent back pain; The National Institute on Aging shares information on strength training; ABC reports on the challenges faced by family caregivers during the pandemic.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts – August 22, 2022

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: Hospice care vs. palliative care; ageism can harm older adults; tech support fraud; information for new caregivers.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Are the Baby Boomers Healthier Than Previous Generations?

Type: Article; 800 words

Description: Research shows that older adults today are living with more chronic conditions than their parents did.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from Penn State University

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