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Monday, September 30, 2013

BRAIN-TRAINING VIDEO GAMES CAN FIGHT MEMORY LOSS IN AGING PARENTS

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Are you concerned about your aging parents’ potential memory loss or positive spirit as they age?  Mental stimulation with some video games can protect against memory loss in elderly folks, according to respected scientific studies. Since memory loss is one of the most prevalent and most difficult aging processes of all, you may find some comfort in knowing that certain video games can help avert dementia in your aging parents. In fact, some companies are beginning to design video games solely to help improve mental stimulation in older adults. Read on to find out how you can encourage mental stimulation for the senior in your life.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

ONE-LEVEL HOMES FOR SALE AROUND RAPID CITY

One-level Homes for Sale
Around Rapid City September 2013
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This map shows the 157 one-level homes for sale around Rapid City in September, 2013.  They have no basement, main floor laundry, and often, minimal or no steps from the car to the kitchen and main living areas.


Monday, September 23, 2013

CAN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE DIMINISH DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER'S SYMPTOMS?

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Yes, sometimes. Here are some guidelines based on recent research on our aging parents, dementia and age-related disorders of the brain.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

MIDWEST MODEL ENGINEERING SHOW IN RAPID CITY

Attending this Midwest Model Engineering Show was a no brainer for me.  A small local expo this weekend.  I grew up watching my Dad conjur up every possible way to move things with various forms of energy.  Every imaginable little motor, engine, whirlygig, locomotive, vibrating whatchacallit.  This show was like walking down the memory lane in a candy store.