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Live well. Age well.

USE THE GOOD STUFF. YOU'RE WORTH IT!

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 -- The upcoming holidays have me in the mood to clear the decks around the house. The other day I got a little crazy and began cleaning out the cabinets and drawers in my dining room. While the amount of trash that was generated both amazed and saddened me, I chuckled to myself when I saw my good china. It dawned on me that for the past 25 years, this china has been used exactly three times!

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5 ORGANIZING TIPS FROM OUR CLIENTS

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 -- Periodically we are asked to speak to audiences about the downsizing process. One of the challenges has been to develop creative answers to audience member questions about parting with treasures. At one of the most recent events, it dawned on me that some of the most valuable material that we share with the audience has actually been provided by our audiences! Here are some of those nuggets of wisdom.

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CREATING AN ALZHEIMER'S CARE TEAM

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 -- When my mother was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, my father embraced the role of a “solo” caregiver. In one of our many phone conversations he explained, “Your mother was there for me during my drinking years (He was a recovering alcoholic.), now it’s my turn to be there for her.” His rationale made perfect sense, but a few years after the diagnosis it became clear that he would need help to care for my mother. In fact, he needed an entire team to care for her.

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GETTING REALISTIC ABOUT GETTING MOVING

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 -- Making resolutions is easy, but like most things in life, consistent follow through is what creates results and sustains positive change. People of all ages and abilities benefit from being more active. Here are some strategies to help you stick with your physical activity goals after New Year’s resolutions begin to fade and old habits resume.

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LOW-VISION TECHNOLOGY FAIRS SET FOR OCT. 16, OCT. 17 IN ALBANY AND SARATOGA

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 -- The Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA) will host its ninth annual Low-Vision Technology Fairs on Oct. 16, 2017 at St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church (440 Whitehall Road, Albany) and Oct. 17, 2017 at the Saratoga Springs City Center (522 Broadway) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017 SHARES NEW RESEARCH DISCOVERIES

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 -- The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2017 (AAIC®) is the largest international meeting dedicated to advancing dementia science. Each year, AAIC unites the world’s leading researchers, next generation investigators, clinicians and the care research community to share discoveries in research that will lead to methods of prevention and treatment, and improvements in diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This past July more than 5,000 scientists from 63 countries gathered in London. Here are a few highlights from the reports that were presented.

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