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Mature Focus: April 4

The Better Business Bureau [BBB] of St. Louis recently issued a warning to older area residents about the springtime resurgence of “grandparent scams.”

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Mature Focus: March 7

Memory boosting methods Exercising just twice a week may improve thinking ability and memory in people with mild cognitive impairment [MCI], according to a new guideline released by the American Academy of Neurology and endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Association. A condition that becomes increasingly common with age, MCI affects more than 6 percent of people in their 60s and 37 percent of people age 85 and older. While people with MCI may have problems with thinking and memory, their symptoms generally are milder than in those with dementia. However, there is significant evidence that MCI can lead to dementia. According ...

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Health Capsules

Eating a high-protein afternoon snack is an effective way to reduce unhealthy evening snacking among teens, according to a study from the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU).

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

The percentage of older adults using mobility devices has increased in recent years, according to results of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

Sleeping in dentures Elderly people who wear their dentures to bed at night are putting themselves at increased risk for coming down with pneumonia, a recent study found. Because poor oral hygiene is a known risk factor for pneumonia in the elderly, researchers in Japan investigated various oral health behaviors and incidences of pneumonia among more than 500 adults aged 85 and older. In a three-year period, 48 cases of pneumonia were identified among the study participants, and those who wore their dentures overnight had a little more than double the risk of contracting pneumonia than those who removed their ...

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

Grandparents Day In 1970, Marian McQuade, a West Virginia housewife and mother of 15, launched a campaign to set aside a special day for grandparents. She wanted to honor the nation’s elderly folks confined to nursing homes and encourage children to realize that older people can offer them wisdom, strength and guidance. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation declaring the first Sunday following Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. This year, the holiday falls on Sept. 7. Today, many of the nation’s grandparents are heavily involved in the lives of their grandchildren. According to the U.S. Census ...

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Mature Focus: ‘Tribute to Mother Nature’

Two residents landed big wins at “A Tribute to Mother Nature,” a floral show that recently took place at Friendship Village Chesterfield (FVC), 15201 Olive Blvd. The best in show popular vote award went to Thelma Kubiak for her “Incredible Edible” entry in the fresh flower class, while Lorene Rowland racked up three first place wins in the table, dried flower and artificial classes. Laverne Brueggman and Billie Grief took first place in the small arrangement class and the wreath class, respectively. Judging and critiquing the entries was Jeanette Helland, of the Chesterfield Garden Guild, who has federated judging qualifications. ...

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

Grandparent monikers Just as every new baby needs a name, new grandparents need names that their grandchildren will call them. When parenting website babycenter.com surveyed thousands of parents about their grandparental monikers, they found that more than half of today’s families opt for the traditional names: Grandma and Grandpa. Other top names reported for grandmothers included Nana, Grammy, Granny, Mimi, Gram, Nanny, Oma, Mamaw and Gran. For grandfathers, Papa, Granddad, Gramps, Pop-Pop, Poppy, Papaw, Pop, Opa and Pappy were among the most popular. Roughly one in five families surveyed came up with their own grandparent nicknames, such as Honey or ...

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

‘Best Nursing Home’ U.S. News & World Report has named St. Luke’s Surrey Place a “Best Nursing Home.” The skilled nursing facility earned the highest possible rating of five stars in the publication’s ratings, which highlight the best of the nation’s nearly 16,000 nursing homes. St. Luke’s Surrey Place, located at 14701 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, features private and semi-private rooms. There are 120 skilled nursing unit beds and 20 residential rooms for those needing minimal assistance. For the annual ratings, U.S. News & World Report utilizes data from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which assigns a ...

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