Fall 2015 Movies for Adults

Camera film strip and popcorn.Are you tired of summer movie fare?  Here’s a round-up previewing fall 2015 movies aimed at grown-ups from Next Avenue, public media’s service for boomers. Source: Fall 2015 Movies for Adults – Next Avenue

Research: This New Diet Slows the Brain’s Aging

fresh vegetablesWe pretty much have to like anything called the MIND diet, right?  Well, this new approach to eating has been shown not only to guard against Alzheimer’s but to keep you sharp as you age.  Further, it looks to be easy to follow and delicious!  Take a peek: Source: Research: This New Diet Slows the Brain’s Aging | Senior Planet

Telling the Difference Between Forgetfulness and Dementia

Perspectives of Human MindMost of us experience some mental slippage as we age.  And while we know we have to expect some diminished capacity, the specter of dementia lurks in the background.  Is this normal, or should I worry?  Next Avenue answers our questions, offers some tips, and links us to a memory test that might ease your mind. Source: Telling the Difference Between Forgetfulness and Dementia

Why Phone Fraud Starts With A Silent Call

Worried Senior Couple Sitting On Sofa Looking At Bills“Here’s an experience some of us have had. The phone rings. You pick it up and say “Hello. Hello. Helloooo.” But nobody answers.  It turns out there could be someone on the other end of the line: an automated computer system that’s calling your number — and tens of thousands of others — to build a list of humans to target for theft.”

Yikes!  What to do?  Check out this article to find out how to protect yourself and your bank account. Source: Why Phone Fraud Starts With A Silent Call | Spokane Public Radio

Life Lessons We Learn Too Late

The LawNow, here’s an interesting topic.  We all have regrets, but some of ours just might help the next generation avoid a few mistakes.  What would you tell your younger self, or what would you like to tell your children or grandchildren, about lessons learned too late?  Or are you of the “it’s never too late” school of thought?  The author of this article has a pretty interesting list.  Take a look, and maybe you’ll want to work on your own!   Source: Life Lessons We Learn Too Late — Next Avenue

The Health Hazards of Sitting Too Much

Senior women jogging.Sitting is the new smoking?  Really?  Well, at leas they have our attention.  Studies show that sitting too much is actually hazardous, and this article gives us specific tactics to get us moving more. Source: The Health Hazards of Sitting Too Much – Next Avenue

More Than Willpower: Research Into Understanding Obesity

Good News on Black-Golden Watch Face.If knowledge is power, then we do have some good news.  Three recent articles from scientific journals have explored obesity and its genesis, and there are some insights that should help us in our struggles with weight.  You’ve known that It’s not all about willpower, and here’s why! Source: More Than Willpower: Research Into Understanding Obesity | Women’s Voices For Change