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Great Things to Hear This Holiday Season in Bend, OR
Community

Great Things to Hear This Holiday Season in Bend, OR

As the weather gets colder and people start gathering in their homes to stream the latest TV show, don’t forget that there is a lot to do outside the house this holiday season. So, whether you’re looking for something to do with the family, or looking for the perfect musical to ring in the holiday season, you’re bound to find something for you in Bend this Christmas! The ever-popular Santaland has returned! If you missed St. Nick making his spectacular entrance via helicopter at the Les Schwab Amphitheatre last month, you can still catch him until just before Christmas day.

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Taking Care of Your Hearing and Vision Slows Cognitive Decline by 50-75%
Cognitive Health

Taking Care of Your Hearing and Vision Slows Cognitive Decline by 50-75%

Is your hearing not as sharp as it once was? Maybe you only miss the odd word here and there, or struggle a bit to follow conversations in places with a lot of background noise. While this might not seem like a big deal right now, researchers have found that taking care of your hearing and vision can slow cognitive decline by 50 – 75%! You may want to consider taking a hearing test. Read on to learn more about how your hearing is linked to your cognitive abilities. Is Cognitive Decline Normal? Cognitive decline is part of the natural

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Growing Evidence that Noise is Bad for Your Health
Health

Growing Evidence that Noise is Bad for Your Health

Noise is becoming a major issue in cities and towns across the country, and recent studies show that rising noise levels are even worse for your health than one might think. From noisy elementary schools to construction sites and public transit stations, we’re exposed to dangerous noise levels every day. On the commute to work, at the gym, or even with the grandkids in the park, noise surrounds us all day every day. Our jobs expose us to a lot of noise, and even our leisure activities are rarely quiet.   New Noise Pollution Guidelines for Leisure Activities The World

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November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Brain Health

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

It’s November, and that means it is the beginning of our holiday season! It is also National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. If you’ve been wondering about your brain health or worried about cognitive decline, this is your chance to learn more about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and take the right steps to reducing your risk of developing this degenerative brain disease. Organizations across the country come together this month to raise awareness of brain health, and provide education and information to those with Alzheimer’s and their families.   Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, characterized by

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