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Monday, March 16, 2015
Researchers included 399 nursing home residents who had dementia or other agerelated problems. They were visited weekly by an ElderClown. It was found that the participants in the clown sessions had a 20 percent decrease in overall agitation. This benefit lasted for at least 14 weeks after the program ended.
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Canes, colonoscopies and pacemakers

The old reliable “crook cane” is still very popular. Offset canes put your weight more directly over the shaft and are usually adjustable. There are also folding canes that are easy to store. Broad-base canes with three or four legs have greater stability and are good for people with balance problems.
Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

More on meditation

How does it work? If you pay close attention to your mind, you’ll find that it has a mind of its own. All day long, the mind brings up thoughts you didn’t ask for. Much of your thinking is as voluntary as breathing or circulation. Unfortunately, a lot of the stuff your mind regurgitates is negative.
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015


The primary benefits of meditation are immediate relaxation and a better understanding of how your body, mind and spirit work together so that you can handle stressful situations. Over time, you will gain greater peace for yourself and those around you.
Monday, Jan. 5, 2015


Q: I would like my husband to quit smoking. He knows that it’s bad for him, but I want all the ammunition I can get to convince him. Can you help me? A. Cigarette smokers die younger than nonsm

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