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Music Therapy for Dementia Patients

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Studies have shown that music can increase brain connectivity in patients with dementia.  But what does this mean? According to the Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease, research demonstrates how “…personalized music playlists can activate regions of the brain typically….

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What to Expect After a Dementia Diagnosis

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Dementia is a broad category of diseases that causes loss of memory and deterioration in other mental functions. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of cases. No one test can determine….

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Brain-Boosting Benefits of Early Childhood Education

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By the end of first grade, the average student can read simple books and has mastered about 150 sight words. Some of these children start kindergarten knowing little more than the alphabet, and yet successfully make the transition to becoming emerging readers….

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7 Benefits of Caregiver Support Groups

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Caregiver burnout is a common problem among those tasked with caring for an aging parent or loved one. In most cases, adult children and caregivers must balance the demands of their own lives, careers, and families against the needs of….

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The Value of Volunteering in Your Golden Years

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Volunteering for your favorite causes or organizations can be a rewarding experience at any age. But for someone looking to donate their time after retirement, volunteering can offer a number of additional benefits that enhance physical, emotional, and mental health…..

Longevity Prevails at Whitney Place at Northbridge

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Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences at Northbridge’s Wellness Director Heather Hough is soon celebrating her 20th anniversary with SALMON Health and Retirement, but she is far from the only longtime employee working at that community. On SALMON Health and Retirement’s….

Natural Ways to Boost Seniors' Immune Systems

Natural Ways to Boost Seniors’ Immune Systems

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A healthy immune system is the body’s first and most important line of defense against disease and illness, especially for people susceptible to age-related injuries and health problems. Whether you or a loved one are taking medication, being treated for a….

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How Dementia Affects Men vs Women

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Some key warning signs that point to an Alzheimer’s….

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Creating Quality Time with Someone with Memory Loss

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Some degree of memory loss is a common part of the aging process. According to the National Institute on Aging, there are several factors that can affect memory and cognition in seniors, ranging in severity from mild forgetfulness to dementia and….

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How to Increase Mobility in Older Adults

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The average life expectancy in the United States 78 years old. According to the Social Security Administration, one in four adults aged 65 today will live past the age of 90 and one in ten will live past age 95…..

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