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Protect your Brain

You can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Here are 5 places to start living a brain-healthy lifestyle.

An estimated 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer's disease; this number is expected to double by the year 2050 as the elderly segment of our population grows. Specifically, as Baby Boomers age, the incidence of Alzheimer's disease will proliferate. This article is directed at you, the Baby Boomer.

Also, you can use these tips to reduce your parents' risk of Alzheimer's and dementia. Since many of the tips in this article focus on staying active and connected, suggested activities are great for you and your parents to do together.

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Flying is often unpleasant and frequently inefficient. Can traveling -- and working -- in a motor home be better?

To begin at the end, I now have an RV, a motor home that gives me an office on wheels, a meeting place for customers, a way to avoid the hassles of flying and dirty hotel rooms. And yes, it's a home on wheels. (In fact, it's my second motor home / mobile office.)
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Stephen F. Barnes

Stephen F. Barnes, PhD, is a professor at San Diego State University and co-founder, along with Patrick Davis, of the Institute for Applied Critical Thinking, a non-profit organization focused on helping Boomers develop the skills they need to transition into retirement ... or not.

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John L. Hawkins

John L. Hawkins is Advisor Media's CEO, CTO and Editorial Director, and oversees all Advisor publications, online services, live events, and technology.

A life-long media guy, John has held executive, content creation, and technical positions in radio and television broadcasting and production, computer systems, software development, advertising and marketing communications, cable TV engineering, manufacturing, and business management consulting.

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More Boomers plan to work well past "normal" retirement age, a shift that will affect everyone.

Retirement is one of the most significant life transitions, and current Senior "retirees" and the 78 million Baby Boomers just behind them are re-writing the rules. No longer satisfied with just a retirement dinner and commemorative watch, then endless days of golf, or arts and crafts at the local Senior Center, many of us want a lot more out of our "golden years." In fact, many of us aren't planning to retire anytime soon -- if ever.

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Things to consider when adding a dog to your family.

Choosing the right dog is a decision you'll live with for many years, so give it some thought up-front. Here are things to keep in mind to select the right dog for you.

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The causes of your symptoms might not be what you think.

Many midlife women, during the years before and after menopause, are plagued with emotional and physical symptoms. If you're woman in midlife with any of these problems, this article can help you discover what could be the cause.

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Eat right to feel right

Here are some great ways to feel good at any age.

We've all heard that our 40s are the new 30s, 50s are the new 40s, 60s the new 50s, and so on. As we grow older, we want to live healthier and stronger than our parents. But how?

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Where to buy CDs?

Playing music on a computer or iPod or similar is good, but there are times and places where what I need is a standard CD. But I don't find very much true Boomer music in retail stores. Where is a good place to shop for all the "good" songs?

John L. Hawkins
Your home has equity

A home equity line of credit is popular, but is it smart? Learn how to get the cash you need while keeping your home and finances safe and sound.

A Home Equity Line of Credit, or HELOC (pronounced hee-lock) as it is called in my industry, has become as common as SUVs and Starbucks. If you don't have one, I bet you know someone who does. People use HELOCs as an easy way to get lots of cash.
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