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Brain Cells Keep on Growing, Even in the Elderly…

While many people assume that brain cells are gone forever once dead, new research has now revealed that humans actually continue to produce them long throughout adulthood, and their findings may have a significant impact on the way diseases like Alzheimer’s are treated.

Apr 3-7 Resistance of Soviet-ordered Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

A celebration of resistance: Prague Spring 50 events

Photo from the Josef Josten Papers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Archives and Special Collections
Photo from the Josef Josten Papers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Archives and Special Collections

The UNL Department of History will host Prague Spring 50, a major international event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Prague Spring and the aftereffects of the Soviet-ordered Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Events will take place April 3-7 at the Sheldon Museum of Art. Free and open to the public. Registration requested.

Led by Alexander Dubček, Prague Spring was a well-intentioned, but ill-fated attempt to liberalize the authoritarian political system, and it would take another 20 years before the dissident playwright Václav Havel would lead one of the greatest political revolutions of our lifetime – the Velvet Revolution.

Speakers will reflect on Prague Spring and 1968, twenty years of “normalization” behind the Iron Curtain and the significance and meaning of the Velvet Revolution.

Date and Time:  Tue, Apr 3, 4:30 p.m. -Sat, Apr 7, 6 p.m.
Location: Sheldon Museum of Art .  12th & R Streets
Registration is requested.
To register, go to:  https://praguespring50.unl.edu/

Schedule: https://praguespring50.unl.edu/schedule

More details at: https://go.unl.edu/7gm6

http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/olliatunl/7815/44571

 

Polio Eradication 2018

As of 13 February, there had been three reported WPV1 cases with an onset of paralysis in 2018, in Afghanistan.[62][119] Positive environmental-monitoring samples show the virus continues to circulate in Pakistan.[115] In Banadir province, Somalia, environmental samples positive for cVDPV2, related to those on the previous year, were again detected, confirming circulation of the virus.[115]

public health effort to eliminate all cases of poliomyelitis (polio) infection around the world, begun in 1988 and led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Rotary Foundation,[1] has reduced the number of annual diagnosed wild polio cases from the hundreds of thousands to 22 in 2017.

For a polio virus to be certified as eradicated world-wide, at least three years of good surveillance without cases needs to be achieved,[56] though this period may need to be longer for a strain like WPV3, where a lower proportion of those infected demonstrate symptoms.[57]

Oral polio vaccine is highly effective and inexpensive (about US$0.10 per dose, or US$0.30 per child[12]) and its availability has bolstered efforts to eradicate polio.

See Wikipedia for more.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poliomyelitis_eradication#2018

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Reported Polio Cases in 2012[103]

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5 Top Ways to Find Love After 65

Posted On 02 Feb 2017 By : 
 It’s no secret that intimacy and relationships are the most important part of life. They are crucial throughout our lives, but especially in our latter life for happiness, health and overall well-being. Unfortunately, finding a partner later in life can be challenging.Top Ways to Find Love After 65

Many of the difficulties that we face when approaching love are based on expectations that love ought to be the same as it was during middle-age. Instead, it is important for older people to define new and authentic modes of intimacy and sexuality, so knowing where to find potential partners is important, and is, interestingly, more accessible than ever before for today’s aging population.

Click here – https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/2-08-16-top-ways-to-find-love-after-65/

The online Feature includes.

1. Internet
2. Community Centers
3. Dating Coaches, Services or Matchmakers
4. Local Neighborhood Stores and Activities
5. Senior Living Communities
Ways to Get Past Dating Obstacles

Can Senior Living Help Your Marriage?

These Couples Say Yes

Posted On 08 Feb 2018 . By : 
    Harold and Lois Greene still get around pretty well, considering he’s 92 years old and she’s 86. Harold sometimes needs a cane to walk and Lois’s hands shake a bit from Parkinson’s disease. The couple stays active, though, thanks to moving into a senior living community in Arizona about eight months ago.

Heritage – GOOD CONVERSATION: START BY ASKING GREAT QUESTIONS.

GREAT QUESTIONS from StoryCorp – https://storycorps.org/

Here are some of our suggestions for getting a good conversation going. We encourage you to use the ones you like and to come up with your own. This list is in no particular order. Choose one of the categories below, or scroll through and read them all.

6 Ways to Preserve Your Family’s Living Legacy

Posted On 31 Jan 2018 By : 

6 Ways to Preserve Your Family’s Living Legacy

Working on your family’s living legacy will not only provide your loved ones with a precious, tangible attachment to you after you are gone, but will also improve your level of happiness, life satisfaction and psychological well being.

Read our top six tips for preserving your living legacy:

1. Collect Family Recipes

2. Make an Audio or Video Recording

3. Make a Family Tree

4. Make a Family Time Capsule

5. Transcribe Favorite Memories

6. Sponsor a Park Bench or Tree

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