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Using Sensory Stimulation Helps People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Using Sensory Stimulation Helps People with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Using everyday objects to stimulate senses can trigger emotions and memories in seniors who have lost their ability to connect with the world around them.  Look around your home — most objects supply us with sensory input. Those family photos….

Ten Tips for Managing Medications

Ten Tips for Managing Medications

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If you take medication, especially more than one, it is easy to miss a dose or to mix up which one to take when. If you are caring for someone else, it is particularly important their medications be managed properly…..

Tapestry Corner – The Winter Blues and You

Tapestry Corner – The Winter Blues and You

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If you’re starting to feel glum, listless and irritable this time of year, you’re not alone. The days are shorter, holiday bills are piling up … we have hit the “winter blues” time of year. Here in New England, the….

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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Memory care program helping residents for 25 years 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….

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….

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