Critter Corner: How Many Steps Should You Walk to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia?

Dear Angel,I heard many times that exercise helps reduce your risk of dementia. I recently began walking while listening to books on Audible. How long do they say you should walk, and how many times per week, to reduce your … [Read more...]

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Does My Infant Grandson Have an Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Q. My daughter and son-in-law both work full-time, and I watch my 9-month old grandson, Caden, every day during the week. My daughter takes me with her to his doctor’s appointments, where they provide us with CDC guidelines for … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner:  What Are the Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise?

Dear Angel,I heard that exercise can not only help you stay young and fit but also has an effect on the brain. Still, I am too lazy to get off the sofa in the cold weather. Can you explain some benefits of exercise that will … [Read more...]

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Fast-Forward: PBS Helps Viewers Take Control of the Rest of Their Lives

Planning ahead can be difficult, daunting, and emotional. Many people put it off until it’s too late. Still, every day is a new opportunity to change that. In the film Fast-Forward, four millennials & their baby boomer parents … [Read more...]

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Why Retirement Planning Is Even More Important During a Pandemic (Part 3 of a 3-part Series)

Randy Smythe, 60, took an early retirement last September after a career in e-commerce sales and soon took off to spend a year visiting the national parks while renting out his home. Now, similar to most Americans, he’s stuck at … [Read more...]

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Playgrounds for an Aging Population are Popping Up in Fairfax and Worldwide

Megan called her parents the other day to check-in and see how they are doing. She was surprised when her dad told her that her mom was at the playground. How could that be? Her only close-by grandchildren were at camp that … [Read more...]

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Is Tai Chi for Me?

Dear Ernie and Jannette,My neighbor, Harry, is 80 years old and has gotten really into Tai Chi. He says it helps him stay fit, maintain balance, and avoid falls. I am 77, have arthritis and high blood pressure, and am not sure … [Read more...]

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