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Addressing Common, Age-Related Medical Concerns

Addressing Common, Age-Related Medical Concerns

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  In America today, we can expect to live longer than ever before. As we navigate our senior years, carefully managing chronic conditions is one key to staying healthy. Getting older can bring on health problems as our bodies change….

Caring for a Loved One—and Yourself in the Process

Caring for a Loved One—and Yourself in the Process

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How to determine if you are a caregiver and what you can do to support seniors close to you We’re living longer, healthier lives. While it is a tremendous bonus to enjoy each other’s company for years more than in….

Handling Aggression in Those with Dementia

Handling Aggression in Those with Dementia

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It is important to recognize the difference between agitation and aggression in people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Agitation means an individual is restless or worried; the person can’t seem to settle down. They may be….

Activities Supporting Independence for Seniors

Activities Supporting Independence for Seniors

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For seniors, staying active, laughing, and simply having fun helps the body stay strong and mind stay sharp. Whether living independently, in an assisted living community, or skilled nursing center, there are plenty of activities for older adults to enjoy….

Shadow Boxes for Memory and Orientation

Shadow Boxes for Memory and Orientation

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Little things that go a long way For people living with dementia, it can be difficult to retain a sense of identity and to remember important moments from the past. Creating shadow boxes to house warm memories can help recall….

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….

Indoor Fun for Older Adults: 10 Ideas

Indoor Fun for Older Adults: 10 Ideas

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There are many activities you can do indoors that are not only fun, but offer the benefits of helping you keep physically and mentally fit — and more. Here are some ideas for staying active and living a full life!….

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….

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