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Amy Hanson, Ph.D. www.amyhanson.org.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.

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1 Amy Hanson, Ph.D.

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3  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30

4 Physical HealthMental Function Engagement with Life

5  All 5 senses tend to decline in old age.  Lung vital capacity declines.  Physical strength declines.

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7  Age Spots  Skin Elasticity  Temperature  Menopause

8 1. Nutrition 2. Exercise/Physical Activity 3. Healthy Weight 4. Not Smoking 5. Prevention and Early Detection 6. Faith

9 1. Recognize who you belong to. 2. Focus on God.

10 Physical HealthMental Function Engagement with Life

11  Memory Loss is NOT a normal part of aging.

12  Learning Takes Longer.  Recall May Be Slower.

13  Learning Takes Longer.  Recall May Be Slower.  Attention is Harder to Maintain.  Misplacement of Items.

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15  Learning Takes Longer.  Recall May Be Slower.  Attention is Harder to Maintain.  Misplacement of Items.  Minor Disorientation in unfamiliar surroundings.

16  Do Something New.

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18  Play games and do puzzles.  Travel to someplace new.  Enroll in a course about an unfamiliar subject.  Explore a new hobby or craft.  Volunteer.  Write letters to friends and family.  Record your family history and your memories. (Adapted from Dr. Gene Cohen’s book, The Mature Mind)

19  Put your trust in God. Isaiah 26:3  Dwell on the things of God. Colossians 3:2 Philippians 4:8

20  Having Relationships  Being Productive

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