Dear Pharmacist: 9 Fantastic Reasons to Eat Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkins can be white, yellow, or green. They’re not all orange! Did you know Antarctica is the only country that can’t grow a pumpkin?

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Social Security News: Social Security Announces 1.6% Benefit Increase for 2020

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6% in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced recently.

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ADA-Approved Foods for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

The typical American diet leaves a lot to be desired. It’s heavy on calories, saturated fats, added sugars, fatty meats, baked goods, and highly processed grains.

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Savvy Senior: The Long-Term Care Benefit Many Veterans Are Missing Out On

Dear Savvy Senior,

I have heard that the VA has a benefit that can help veterans and spouses with long-term care costs. We recently had to move my 86-year-old father — who served in the Army nearly 60 years ago — into an assisted living facility, and my mom isn’t far behind. Can the VA help?

– Seeking Aid

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5 Unexpected Rewards of Becoming a Caregiver

It’s true, the life of a caregiver can be demanding, difficult, and daunting. I spent seven years of my life in that role, keeping an eye on my wife’s every move.

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COVER STORY: Services Address Wandering in Those with Memory Impairment

For caregivers of people with memory issues, keeping their loved one in a safe space — whether it’s their home or a care facility — is vital to the person’s well-being. But the reality is that 6 in 10 people with dementia will wander away from that safe space at least once.

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Physical, Motor Ability Improve Cognition in Older Adults, Even with Dementia

Encouraging evidence indicates that being more physically active is associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease and a slower rate of cognitive decline in older adults.

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Becoming Chronologically Gifted: An Alternative Approach to Aging

Ask a handful of people to describe what comes to mind when they hear the word “old.”

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Medicare Open Enrollment Clinics Scheduled

The Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging will conduct Medicare annual open enrollment period clinics this fall. APPRISE counselors will be available at these events to assist with Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plan comparisons and enrollment.

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