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Music Therapy for Dementia Patients

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….

What to Expect After a Dementia Diagnosis

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….

7 Benefits of Caregiver Support Groups

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….

How Dementia Affects Men vs Women

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….

Beaumont at Westborough: The History of SALMON’s Tapestry Program

Beaumont at Westborough: The History of SALMON’s Tapestry Program

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SALMON Health and Retirement’s Tapestry Program is grounded in the philosophy that each person living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is unique, rich in life experiences, and entitled to friendships, feelings of well-being and opportunities to participate in life as….

5 Warning Signs that Memory Care may be Needed

5 Warning Signs that Memory Care may be Needed

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There are many common signs and health considerations associated with aging, but everyone experiences the process at a different pace. Some seniors can live relatively healthy and independent lives with minimal outside support into their 80s, while others may require….

Brain Matters – 10 Foods that Support Brain Health

Brain Matters – 10 Foods that Support Brain Health

Posted by Dr. Coreyann Poly PhD, MEd, RD, LD/N, Director of Clinical Nutrition Services for SALMON Health and Retirement on | No Comments

A big part of aging well is brain health. As we age, our brains tend to lose some of their elasticity, making the connections we need to focus on tasks and remember things more difficult. By ensuring your brain is….

Signs and Behaviors of Dementia in Seniors

Signs and Behaviors of Dementia in Seniors

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease currently affects over five million Americans over the age of 65, although it can and does affect younger men and women. Typically associated with the most common symptoms like memory loss and forgetfulness, Alzheimer’s dementia progresses….

7 Tips to Improve Senior Mental Health

7 Tips to Improve Senior Mental Health

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From memory problems and cognitive decline to a growing loneliness epidemic, seniors are especially vulnerable to mental health issues. Studies have shown common mental health issues like anxiety and depression can also have a negative impact on general health and wellness. In many….

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