Hi <<Preferred Name>>, Here's your August 2019 issue forward to a friend
Your choices: Your quality-of-life. Links to brief, readable research summaries, published in the last 30 days, that may help to improve your quality-of-life (NB If you read only the first and last paragraphs of each research report you'll normally get the key take-away message.)
**Cognitive Fitness GEMs
o Healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk of dementia
o Older adults: Daunted by a new task? Learn 3 instead
o A short bout of exercise enhances brain function
o How and why resistance training is imperative for older adults
o Exercise offers protection against Alzheimer's
o Even in svelte adults, cutting about 300 calories daily protects the heart
o Vast majority of dietary supplements don't improve heart health or put off death, study finds
o Meal timing strategies appear to lower appetite, improve fat burning
**General Health GEMs
o 'Hunger hormone' enhances memory
o Why sex becomes less satisfying with age
o Wearing hearing aid may help protect brain in later life
o Australian bee sting vaccine trial holds promise against allergic reactions
o Apathy: The forgotten symptom of dementia
o Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can increase men's risk of stroke and heart attack
o Discovering how diabetes leads to vascular disease
o Take a bath 90 minutes before bedtime to get better sleep
o Stimulation of the ear can help manage Parkinson's symptoms
o Extra weight in 60s may be linked to brain thinning years later
** General GEMs
o Why do mosquitoes choose humans?
o Storing data in music
QUALITY OF LIFE GEMS
o Aging: It's Not What You Think | Thad Polk | TEDxUofM
o Aging Well- Tips for Staying Healthy and Happy as You Age
o Worries Mount Over Alzheimer's Cure Claims
o How safe are fingerprint and facial recognition sign-ons?
o August trivia
o Hilarious Song about Getting Old
o Thanks Ask Leo for the following GEMs
- How To Back Up Windows 10
- How To Reduce Your Frustration with Technology
- Avoid These TEN Common Computing Mistakes
o Thanks Bob Rankin for the following GEMs (scroll down Bob’s articles for reader comments)
- How To Tell If a Link or Website May Be Dangerous
- Your Online Privacy: What Does Google Know About You?
- You Can't Take it With You (Digital Estate Planning)
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o Pass It On Network - Pathways to resources for positive aging
o Earlier GEMs freely available from our GEMs archive