12 WAYS TO HELP AN ALZHEIMERS CAREGIVER

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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DISCOVER A LOVE OF LIFELONG LEARNING

Spanish is the only language offering for the 2018 Spring semester. Courses are $25, $40 or $50; the painting classes are $50. Classes are held at various locations, including churches, the Central Kentucky Computer Society, Lexington Senior Center, Lexington Theological Seminary, McConnell Springs Park and Sullivan University. Class size is limited.


The OLLI at UK hosts a number of events throughout the year such as the Donovan Forum, a speaker series and choral concerts. The Donovan Forum is free and open to the public. It is held on Thursdays at 2 p.m. beginning Feb. 15 through May 2 at the Lexington Senior Center. Topics this year will include How Lexington is Becoming a City of Literature; a presentation about the Tuskegee Airmen; a session on fraud, scams and exploitation of senior Kentuckians; Shaker Village; Korea; and barbershop quartets. Registration runs from Jan. 3-4, 2018 for members. Open registration to become a member and choose courses is Jan. 16. Visit www.uky.edu/olli or call (859) 257-2656 for more information.

ANGELA S. HOOVER

Angela S. Hoover is a Staff Writer for Living Well 60+ Magazine

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Curiosity, exploring interests and engagement are a few crucial ingredients to healthy and happy longevity. Enrolling in a class just for the love of learning is a great way to do this. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Kentucky offers educational and enrichment courses, forums, shared interest groups, trips and more for adults age 50 years and older. Membership for the full year is $25; summer programs are at a prorated fee. Members can also attend socials, special events and the UK Wellness Centers.


Courses vary every semester, including weekly classes or one-day intensives. The general course categories are Computers and Technology (covering subjects such as computer basics, software, photography, iPads and iPhones); Culture (covering diverse areas such as classic films, chocolate, Hindu mythology, Impressionism and international cuisine); Health and Wellness (course offerings include line dancing, fitness, yoga and tai chi); History and Government (topics include foreign policy, the War of 1812 and Kentucky’s contributions to American culture and character); Literature and Writing classes (including Fun with Poetry); Performing and Visual Arts (learn about the mountain dulcimer and participate in a reader’s theater or learn advanced painting techniques, beginning oil painting and water color); and Science and Environment (courses here include The Effects of Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Weapons, Understanding Cognitive Aging and Dementias and Gardening for the Living Landscape). A unique course is called Out of the Box. This year the class will explore The Origins of Sound and Its Under-Respected Powers.