Latest quality-of-life research and computer/Internet hints and tips. Previous newsletters are in the GEMs archive.   
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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

Healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk of dementia

o Older adults: Daunted by a new task? Learn 3 instead



 **Exercise GEMS

A short bout of exercise enhances brain function

How and why resistance training is imperative for older adults

o Exercise offers protection against Alzheimer's



 **Diet GEMS

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

Meal timing strategies appear to lower appetite, improve fat burning



 **General Health GEMs

'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

Why do mosquitoes choose humans?

o Storing data in music



Aging: It's Not What You Think | Thad Polk | TEDxUofM

o Aging Well- Tips for Staying Healthy and Happy as You Age




Worries Mount Over Alzheimer's Cure Claims

o How safe are fingerprint and facial recognition sign-ons?




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 Tom Holloway's monthly Signposts and archive.

o Pass It On Network - Pathways to resources for positive aging 

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