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Alzheimer’s: How Music Can Unlock the Mind

Alzheimer’s: How Music Can Unlock the Mind

While the study of how to treat Alzheimer’s disease is an ongoing process, there have been major breakthroughs in recent years in how to help adults afflicted with Alzheimer’s feel more joy and peace in their lives. One of the most significant of these breakthroughs...

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

The first full week of the month of October is recognized as Mental Illness Awareness Week. Mental health issues, such as depression, addiction or anxiety are not a normal part of aging. Sadly, most seniors who struggle with a mental health issue struggle with getting...

Healthy Lung Awareness Month

It is a true statement that we don’t think about our breathing until the moment it becomes hard to do so. We truly take our lungs for granted. However, for the month of October, many organizations make it their goal to bring awareness to the public about the...

Fall Prevention Awareness

Fall Prevention Awareness

Did you know that September 22 is Fall Prevention Awareness Day? Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths, hospital trauma admissions and unintentional injuries among adults 65 and older. The quality of life and the independence of a senior can...

How Music Benefits Seniors

How Music Benefits Seniors

As you look back through your life, is there a song that stands out to you in every stage of your life? As you age, this influence of music continues to grow when it comes to memories. No matter your age, music plays a pivotal role in people’s life. Music can help...

Suicide Prevention with Senior Adults

Suicide Prevention with Senior Adults

Every year, on September 10, the world recognizes it as an awareness day called World Suicide Prevention Day. This day is recognized to be a commitment and action in order to prevent suicide. Amongst senior adults, suicide is a problem. Suicide in the elderly can...

Seniors and the Benefits of Having a Pet

Seniors and the Benefits of Having a Pet

It is common knowledge that as one gets older there can be an increase in loneliness. It can be incredibly difficult to leave one’s home and be a part of activities with other people. This can often lead to significant loneliness and depression in seniors. One popular...

Supporting a Stroke Survivor

Supporting a Stroke Survivor

Recovering from anything medically can be difficult, but this is especially true of seniors who survive suffering a stroke. Recovery from a stroke is something that takes time and can place strain on the survivor emotionally and physically. It’s vital for someone who...

The Benefits When a Senior Cooks

Whether it’s a holiday meal that you had a hand in making or being in the kitchen with your grandmother, it’s a common belief that food brings people together in a way that nothing else can. For scores of seniors, the kitchen is a place in the home where they are...

Six Tips for Communication and Dementia

Six Tips for Communication and Dementia

When it comes to taking care of a loved one who suffers with dementia, it has its challenges. One of the many negative effects of progressive brain disorders, like dementia and Alzheimer’s, is that it makes it extremely difficult to communicate with others. These...

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