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Holiday Gift Ideas for People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Holiday Gift Ideas for People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

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The following ideas for what to buy—and not buy—for people with Alzheimer’s disease are from the Alzheimer’s Association website. For gift ideas for everyone that help support research into Alzheimer’s disease, visit http://shop.alz.org/ for their variety of fine items. Clothes….

SALMON’s Nutrition Expert Gives Some Kitchen Tips

SALMON’s Nutrition Expert Gives Some Kitchen Tips

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As part of my responsibilities as the Clinical Nutrition Coordinator at SALMON Health and Retirement, I do quarterly inspections of all our Dining Services Departments for sanitation and safe food handling practices. It’s critical that we maintain high standards in….

Willows Resident “Walks on Air” One More Time

Willows Resident “Walks on Air” One More Time

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Man spends birthday up in the sky In June, The Willows at Westborough Residents Bob and Karin Bleakney celebrated Bob’s birthday by enjoying his favorite hobby—flying. Bob’s fascination with flying began when he was a boy and his father took….

Respite Stays: Smart options for interim care

Respite Stays: Smart options for interim care

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Everyone needs a break from work from time to time, and that’s certainly true for those of us who are caregivers for elders and other people we love. But how can caregivers feel at ease leaving someone who needs them….

Nourishing Your Skin: After Summer Skin Repair

Nourishing Your Skin: After Summer Skin Repair

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In between summer and fall, the sun is still warm and inviting, but not the best for our skin. Avoiding excessive sunlight and kicking the nicotine habit are the more obvious ways to protect your skin, but what you eat….

Yoga: An Exercise Program for All Ages

Yoga: An Exercise Program for All Ages

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Yoga has been shown to help alleviate or reduce many health challenges, making it an increasingly popular exercise choice for our older adult population. Senior Yoga classes are popping up everywhere – health clubs, senior centers, assisted living residences, and….

Water to the Rescue (Especially in Summer)!

Water to the Rescue (Especially in Summer)!

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Tips for proper hydration Dehydration sends thousands to the hospital each summer as a result of people not replenishing their bodies by drinking water. In the summer, the heat can drain us of the water we need and we sometimes….

Staff Q&A: Betty Wadsworth

Staff Q&A: Betty Wadsworth

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Betty Wadsworth has been working for SALMON Health and Retirement for more than 40 years — longer than any other person currently on our staff. Q: What brought you to work for the Salmon family in the first place? A: I….

A chuckle a day keeps the doctor away—and can bring us closer.

A chuckle a day keeps the doctor away—and can bring us closer.

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There are many benefits to life and health from laughter, according to an article by Melanie Winderlich of the Discovery Channel.* Laughter… Relieves stress. Boosts your immune system. Helps with pain relief. Gives your muscles a workout. Lightens a mood…..

Great Reasons to Stay Active

Great Reasons to Stay Active

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Aging well has a lot to do with how well we take care of our bodies throughout our lifespan. People who stay even moderately fit as they age may live longer, but more importantly, live better. Much of the deterioration….

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