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Is the Baby Boom generation really that different?

In many respects, the answer is no, but there are important ways the 78 million people born from the end of World War II to 1964 are distinguishable from all previous generations. The distinctiveness is not just in the numbers, but also in values, life choices, and longevity.

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Excercise gently

Are you a weekend warrior?

Aging puts some limits on how long and how intensely you can exercise. Growing older also makes you more prone to injuries during physical activity. Boomers can be at particular risk though, because they might just be discovering their bodies aren't as young as they used to be. By all means, exercise to stay in shape, but take precautions to prevent injuries.

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Hera Dore, RN, MSN

Hera Dore, RN, MSN manages the Surgical Acute Care and Oncology Units at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. She has been a nurse since 1980 and has worked with a variety of patient age groups and families. In her role as a manager, Hera is involved with the patients as well as the staff. Her past experiences include Critical Care, staff development, and education. She received her Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas in Houston in 1992.
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Adult incontinence is common, yet it can be a difficult subject to discuss with family, friends, and even physicians.

Adult incontinence is much more prevalent in the United States than you might think. According to the National Association of Continence (NAFC, 2006), approximately 25 million adults in this country have experienced incontinence at some point in their lives. In fact, this number may be higher as most adults, especially men, won't admit or are embarrassed to discuss this condition with their healthcare provider, family, or friends. And 75-80 percent of those suffering incontinence are women.

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Brain Power

What you eat isn't only fuel for your body, it's also fuel for your brain.

We've all heard "use it or lose it." This is especially true when it comes to protecting your brain's cognitive health. Cognitive health refers to healthy brain function, and to the skills people use everyday, such as: the ability to learn, remember, make decisions, think abstractly, reason, and even appreciate beauty. However, many Americans don't pay attention to their brain health, which can potentially lead to poor health, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease.

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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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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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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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