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Neuroscience News reports on new research showing that physical activity may slow decline in Parkinson's disease. Study was published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease.

#healthbenefitsofexercise #parkinsons
Exercising 2.5 Hours Per Week Associated With Slow Decline For Parkinson's Patients

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive condition that often results in mobility impairments and can lead to decreased health-related quality of life (HRQL) and death. There is evidence that physical activity can delay decline in PD patients.

The research is in Journal of Parkinson's Disease. (full access paywall)

#parkinsons #exercise

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Senior Helpers Orlando is sponsoring the Virtual Dementia Tour® event 'Walk in their shoes' at Gentry Park Orlando, Thurs., March 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Gentry Park Orlando, 3201 Center Pointe Dr., Orlando, Florida RSVP by March 28 to (844) 691-1980
#seniorhelpersorlando #dementiawareness #learnaboutdementia
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March 15 Fearless Caregiver Conference --- We were delighted to have met family caregivers, wellness leaders, and business representatives at today's conference in Maitland, Florida. Brittney Winston, Community Relations Director at Senior Helpers Orlando, was busy meeting with family caregivers and business representatives. We met Michael Atteo, Orlando's representative for CapTel and OEI. Michael graduated from UCF! Go Knights! CapTel was one of the corporate sponsors of today's conference.
Image below: Brittney Winston, Community Relations Director at Senior Helpers Orlando (front left), speaking with Michael Atteo, OEI & CapTel's Orlando Representative (front right).
#seniorhelpersorlando #caregiverconference
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Fruits and veggies aren't just for kids to grow up big strong, they're for everyone! Click the link for more info
http://ow.ly/2GEY309uq0s

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Ready for some blueberry juice? Drinking concentrated blueberry juice may help improve cognitive function, increase brain activity and enhance working memory in some older adults, according to a recent study led by a research team from the University of Exeter. The findings were published March 1, 2017, in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism .
For more information about the study read the article published by ScienceDaily .

#blueberries 

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Mark your calendars for the Quality of Life Event
"Resources and education for worry-free living" on Wednesday, March 29, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Christian Chamber of Central Florida, sponsor of the educational event, invites you to join their Senior Resource Network for an "Ask the Experts" panel. Find out about local resources available for older adults. Learn about brain health, wellness and important legal topics that are of interest to older adults, retirees and their families.
Event location: Community United Methodist Church, 4921 US HWY 17-92, Casselberry, Florida 32707.
Enjoy refreshments and a chance to win awesome door prizes.
Please RSVP at (321) 203-0094.
#seniors #seniorhelpersorlando
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This must-read article by Kristen Monaco for MedPage Today
highlights a recent report on the link between diet and cardiometabolic disease. Find out what dietary factors increase our risk of stroke, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

#diet 
Ten dietary factors were linked to cardiometabolic mortality in the U.S., including type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart disease, according to researchers. http://bit.ly/2mB7yMU
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Including mentally stimulating activites in an older adult's daily schedule helps improve quality of life and enhances cognitive health. Find out what you can do to help improve on daily activities. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/health/senior-helpers/os-mentally-stimulating-activities-may-help-slow-cognitive-decline-in-older-adults-20170227-story.html

#seniorhelpersorlando #dailyactivitiesforseniors
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