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One in 10 Americans over age 65 years and almost half of those over age 85 years have Alzheimer’s disease or a related type of dementia.  Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, involves a gradual breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. Affected persons lose the ability to interpret information and send messages to their bodies to behave in certain ways. Over time they experience mental, emotional, behavioral and physical changes, necessitating increasing amounts of….

PROBATE BASICS

Probate is the legal process of transferring ownership of property from the decedent to his or her heirs either by accepting the validity of their last will and testament or by following the Kentucky laws of intestacy.  For a will to be valid, it must be “self-proven” or proven as valid in court by at least one of the witnesses.  A valid will can also be holographic: written entirely in the handwriting of the decedent, signed, and dated.

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CONTAINER GARDENING

Gardens are great, but they require a lot of time, labor and money. They also require land space and good soil. Container gardening skirts all these obstacles, offering reduced time, effort and costs, and can be enjoyed in an apartment or other home lacking a yard. Vegetables and herbs can be grown in containers on a balcony, patio or walkway.

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If you’ve lived in Lexington longer than five minutes, you know restaurants abound here. This list features local – not chain or franchised – eateries that are stand alone and have reasonable prices and, of course, good food. They are in alphabetical order.


Brontë Bistro

Brontë Bistro offers a nicely varied breakfast menu. The restaurant can be found inside Joseph-Beth Booksellers at Lexington Green. The Bistro egg platter, breakfast quiche and the spinach, tomato and feta omelet are some favorites. There are vegetarian and gluten- free options as well. Check out Brontë Bistro’s entire menu at www.josephbeth.com


Doodles

Doodles, a breakfast favorite among locals, says it serves “comfort food with a conscience,” striving to use as much organic product as possible. Its offerings include pigs and puffs (bacon, beignets and fresh fruit), dirty shrimp and grits and a popular build-your-own omelet. Doodles is located at 262 North Limestone. The menu contains great lunch items as well. Its Web site is www.doodlesrestaurant.com


Josie’s

Josie’s has become a local breakfast favorite in recent years. Located in Chevy Chase, it offers a good array of early-morning treasures.

BREAKFASTS IN LEXINGTON

The country classic omelet, the cheeezee omelet and sausage and biscuits are some of the eatery’s best sellers. The dining room is filled with a lot of fun décor. The menu and more information about Josie’s can be accessed through its Facebook page:


Shakespeare & Co.

Shakespeare & Co. not only offers many traditional American breakfast dishes, but also a spectrum of Mediterranean dishes, including vegetarian and gluten-free plates. Located at 367 West Short Street in the heart of downtown Lexington, this restaurant boasts an incomparable menu and a highly eccentric ambience that sets it apart. It’s well worth the trouble of finding a parking spot. Explore its Web site at www.shakespeare-and-co.com.


Wild Eggs

Wild Eggs has a very extensive breakfast menu. Biscuits and gravy, oatmeal, bananas Foster, chicken and waffles and a variety of omelets, soups and sandwiches are part of Wild Eggs’ impressive offerings. Wild Eggs has a homegrown feeling, something its customers apparently relish. They chose its hot Brown as the best in Kentucky and lauded it for having the best brunch as well. Find its Web site here: www.wildeggs.com.

CHARLES SEBASTIAN

Charles Sebastian is a Staff Writer for Living Well 60+ Magazine

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