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Facebook Posts—September 27, 2021 **NEW**

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: more older workers retired during the pandemic; COVID may harm the kidneys; muscle fatigue in older adults; too much to do, or too little?

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Avoid an Appointment with Dr. Google **NEW**

Type: Article, 900 words

Description: More people these days are suffering from an internet era form of health anxiety. How can they avoid misinformation?

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—September 17, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: growing new brain cells; travel when a loved one has dementia; smart watches may affect your pacemaker; Mayo Clinic explains why masks work.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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A Healthier Fast Food Drive-Thru Trip

Type: Article; 675 words

Description: Tips for making better choices from the fast food menu.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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It’s Never Too Late to Learn Something New

Type: Article; 800 words

Description: Learning something new encourages the growth of new brain cells—no matter how old we are. Here are some ideas for lifelong learning, even during the pandemic.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—September 10, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: vaccine reduces risk of “long-term” COVID; sleep and brain health; a new resource for women with bladder problems; caregivers face many challenges during the pandemic.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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A Warning About the “Grandparent Scam”

Type: Article; 750 words

Description: For Grandparents Day, a warning about a common type of fraud that takes advantage of the love grandparents have for their grandchildren.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from the Federal Trade Commission

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Facebook Posts—September 6, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: your brain on music; choose your coffee drink wisely; a Medicare tutorial for workers turning 65; study shows exercise could help older adults ward off COVID-19 illness.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—August 30, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: a better long-term care environment for LGBTQ elders; older adults and those close to them should get third vaccine; having someone to talk to is good for the brain; long COVID is harder on older patients.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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A Labor Day Shoutout to Working Family Caregivers

Type: Article; 1,200 words

Description: The pandemic has brought more attention to the challenges faced by families who are providing care for an older loved one while also holding down paid work.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, AARP and the Center for Worklife Law at University of California Hastings College of the Law

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Facebook Posts—August 23, 2021

Title: Facebook Posts—August 23, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: air pollution and the risk of dementia; fall risk rises during the pandemic; “white coat hypertension”; getting help with the price of internet service.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Getting Your Inner Caveman Off the Couch

Type: Article, 850 words

Description: Interesting anthropological studies offer clues about why exercise is so important for human health—and why we might be wired to avoid it!

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise reporting on studies from the University of Arizona, the University of Cambridge, the University of Geneva and University of Southern California

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Facebook Posts—August 16, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: Social Security COLA may be larger; COVID and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease; more older adults accepting alternate transportation; another reason masks protect us from the virus.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Pandemic Quiet Provided a Contrast to Our Noisy Life

Type: Article; 800 words

Description: Interesting studies about reduced noise during lockdown, and tips for reducing the health damage noise can cause.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from the American Heart Association, University of Michigan, the National Institutes of Health, Science, and Johns Hopkins Medical Center

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Facebook Posts—August 9, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: family responsibilities discrimination; new evidence about benefit of brain exercise; benefits of whole grains; a program to recruit young people to senior care careers.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Your Medications: True or False?

Type: True/false quiz, 725 words

Description: Clearing up some common misconceptions about medications.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Are Your Eyes Feeling Dry?

Type: Article, 600 words

Description: The causes and treatments of dry eye syndrome, as well as lifestyle and environmental factors that can help.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—August 2, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: a resource to promote vaccination; older adults missing casual connections during the pandemic; why “breakthrough” COVID cases don’t mean the vaccine isn’t working; home design for people with memory loss.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—July 26, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: sense of purpose protective against the effects of loneliness; 74-year-old model sets the style; reconsidering the cutoff date for screenings; is that opioid really necessary?

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Vacationing With Your Senior Loved One

Type: Article; 775 words

Description: Tips for planning a trip with an older relative or friend who needs assistance.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—July 19, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: quarantine quickly caused deconditioning; a new senior driver skill tool; loneliness and longevity; hospitals can lower the rate of delirium.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Eight Questions About Seniors and Dehydration

Type: Article, 750 words

Description: Information on why older adults are at higher risk of dehydration, and tips for helping them consume the right amount of fluid.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—July 12, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: about the COVID variants; climate change and retirement planning; FBI spotlights elder fraud; helping older adults access communications technologies.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Feeling Pandemic Brain Fatigue? You’re Not Alone!

Type: Article, 750 words

Description: The direct effects of the COVID-19 virus aren’t the only explanation for the mental sluggishness many people are feeling right now.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Northwestern University Medicine

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Facebook Posts—July 5, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: social isolation isn’t only risk for elder abuse; extra weight might not mean poor health; not all pandemic-related deaths are caused by the virus; gray is gorgeous!

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Even on the Cellular Level, Heat Waves Hurt Seniors

Type: Article, 475 words

Description: A new study shows that spending prolonged time in high temperatures harms older adults in many ways.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from Experimental Biology

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Facebook Posts—June 28, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: smoothing family caregiver conflicts; tips for a better televisit; anxiety related to memory loss; how has the pandemic altered retirement plans?

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Reduce Your Stress By Resolving Conflict

Type: Article, 650 words

Description: A study shows that while unresolved arguments can raise unhealthy stress in the body, older adults are better at solving the problem.

Source: IlluminAge reporting on a study from Oregon State University

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Facebook Posts—June 21, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: vaccine acceptance among older adults; adding steps to your day is a good step to take; an epidemic of prolonged grief; tai chi could trim belly fat.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Communication With a Loved One Who Is Living With Alzheimer’s Disease

Type: Article; 1,200 words

Description: Tips for talking with someone with dementia, and other ways to express caring and love.

Source: IlluminAge

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Set a Good Example on Father’s Day

Type: Article; 700 words

Description: Health topics to discuss with fathers, grandfathers, spouses, and the other men in your life.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from Ohio State University

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Facebook Posts—June 14, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: seniors and guns; getting back into the swing of things after the pandemic; Gen X turns 50; nursing homes should have priority for COVID boosters.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Talking About Incontinence? Let’s Do It!

Type: Article, 900 words

Description: An overview of the causes and treatments of urinary incontinence, and a reminder that silence on the topic might cause seniors to miss out on getting help.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—June 7, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: more men serving as family caregivers; study shows advance directives work; exercise enhances sense of purpose; today’s seniors not necessarily healthier than their parents.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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