Category: Rehab & Skilled Nursing

Holidays and Food are Like a Marriage Made in Heaven

Holidays and Food are Like a Marriage Made in Heaven

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Visions of tasty dishes bring feelings of warmth and joy. The last thing we think of is health and nutrition. But did you know that those wonderful dishes are loaded with nutrition? Sweet potato casserole, smooth butternut squash soup, roasted….

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….

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…..

What’s a CDP and why does it matter?

What’s a CDP and why does it matter?

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We know it takes a good understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to provide appropriate care and feelings of security for people living with these conditions. Our commitment to serving this growing population extends far beyond most other organizations; that’s….

Caregivers also need to care for themselves

Caregivers also need to care for themselves

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Few of us expected to be taking care of our parents as they (and we) aged, but that’s a reality these days for more and more adults. Finding ourselves helping our parents make important life decisions — or having to….

Strengthen Your Memory by Playing Games

Strengthen Your Memory by Playing Games

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Memory lapses can be both embarrassing (what’s my neighbor’s kid’s name again?) and troubling (is it Alzheimer’s?). But a few slip-ups don’t necessarily doom you to a future of forgetfulness. A memory is made by linking two or more of….

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