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Funeral Planning

It can be difficult to plan exactly what you want to have done with your body following your death, but this planning is extremely important not only to your family, but for yourself as well.

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Brain Health: Sleep & Mental Rest

Reflect upon a time in which you did not sleep well and had difficulties paying attention the next day. Adequate sleep puts us in the right state-of-mind to absorb information throughout the day.

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Is Your Home Aging-In-Place Ready?

February 27, 2020

SDSU Extension and NDSU Extension will be hosting a free webinar entitled “How to stay in your home longer.”

Aging in Place, Aging Well

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Group Seeks to Stop Falls Among Older Adults in South Dakota

February 11, 2020

Between 2007 and 2016, South Dakota was ranked fifth in the nation for death from falls among adults ages 65 and older. Beyond the risk of death, a fall can have a significant impact on individuals, families, and communities.

Health, Aging Well

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South Dakota State University Releases Free Resources About Advance Care Planning

January 29, 2020

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, only one out of every three South Dakotans has an advance directive.

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Financial Elder Abuse Webinar Hosted by SDSU Extension

January 21, 2020

Who do you trust with your money?

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Webinar to be Hosted by SDSU Extension on Jan. 8

December 31, 2019

SDSU Extension and NDSU Extension are partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a webinar titled, “The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s.” The free webinar will take place on Jan. 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. MT/Noon CT.

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Advanced Directives: Planning How We Want to Live

Advanced directives are legal documents that we can create to provide instructions about medical care we receive, if we are ever not able to communicate our wishes. There are two kinds of legal documents used to communicate these wishes: living wills or medical power of attorney.

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Conversations that Matter: Advance Care Planning for Rural Families

A booklet to help teach others about advance care planning.

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SDSU Extension Joins Forces to Address Brain Aging Myths

October 15, 2019

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, SDSU Extension and University of Illinois Extension will host a webinar titled “Senior Moments and Other Misnomers About the Aging Brain” on Friday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. MST/Noon CDT.

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