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88-Year-Old With Alzheimer's Recaptures Seventeen Magazine Moment

88-Year-Old With Alzheimer's Recaptures Seventeen Magazine Moment | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A memory care staff in Texas helped resident Betty Mohr, who has Alzheimer's recreate the ad she modeled for in a 1945 issue of Seventeen magazine.
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MOST unusual curation for "Intelligent World Today" - or is it? We are all used to seeing pretty people in pictures, movies, videos and commercials - yet the inhabitants of the planet come in many variations. Why not celebrate grandma or great grandma? Some of you are lucky to still have them in your life. And, if it is not your nana we are looking at, perhaps she is someone else's! Acceptance of reality is Intelligence - is it not?

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The Aging Brain Problem You've Never Heard Of

The Aging Brain Problem You've Never Heard Of | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
It has been associated with a number of health issues in older adults, such as dementia, stroke, and problems with walking or balance.
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we always hear about Alzheimer's - and then there is this one...

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Alzheimer’s Is Not Normal Aging — And We Can Cure It | Samuel Cohen | TED Talks

"More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to increase drastically in the coming years. But no real progress has been made in the fight against the disease since its classification more than 100 years ago. Scientist Samuel Cohen shares a new breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research from his lab as well as a message of hope. “Alzheimer’s is a disease,” Cohen says, “and we can cure it.”

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don't let this become your death sentence...  a short TED presentation - worth listening...

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7 Surprising Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

7 Surprising Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Memory loss isn't the only warning sign of Alzheimer's Disease. Could you or a loved one be living with it and not even know it? Find out what to look for.
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this is an important one to read - first hand experience here and not that long ago....  sometimes we are called upon to take care of aging parents....   there are things in this article that may help you

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