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SENIOR LIVING OPTIONS

Nursing homes, or skilled nursing facilities, is the highest level of assisted care. They are also completely different from the nursing homes that your grandparents remember. Today’s skilled nursing facilities are lovely residences, with private rooms, restaurant-style dining, fun social activities, and a pleasant environment. All with the advantage of having highly experienced medical staff a button push or call away. These skilled nursing facilities are for seniors requiring around-the-clock medical monitoring and assistance.

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3 Drug-Free Ways to Optimize In-the-Moment Happiness

Harvard Medical School researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Recovery Research Institute have identified three self-administered positive psychology writing exercises that help people in recovery from substance use disorders (SUD) increase their in-the-moment happinesswithout drugs or alcohol. Although the cohort of this randomized online survey included more than 500 adults who self-reported current or previous addictive behaviors, people from all walks of life can benefit from these daily writing exercises. This …

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Antibiotic could protect against neurodegenerative diseases during aging

An antibiotic, minocycline, can increase the lifespan of roundworms by preventing the build-up of proteins during aging, a study in the open-access journal eLife reports. Protein aggregation causes several progressive age-related brain diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and prion disease. This study shows that minocycline prevents this build-up even in older animals with age-impaired stress-response …