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Tips for More Satisfying Long-Distance Caregiving

Tips for More Satisfying Long-Distance Caregiving

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Caregiving for an older adult from a long distance doesn’t necessarily mean from across the country. If you live an hour or more away from a loved one who needs care, you may be feeling frustrated or guilty about not….

How Adult Day Care Programs Benefit Seniors and Caregivers

How Adult Day Care Programs Benefit Seniors and Caregivers

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Adult Day Care programs have been a proven benefit … and blessing … to seniors and caregivers alike. For seniors who are living at home, adult day care programs provide meaningful social interaction. Even when there is a caregiver present,….

Managing Difficult Dementia Behaviors

Managing Difficult Dementia Behaviors

Posted by Diane Tonelli OTR/L, MHA CDP Clinical Director of Tapestry on | No Comments

Difficult dementia behaviors can run the gamut from angry outbursts to more physical manifestations of conduct and dealing with them may be one of the most stressful duties of being a caregiver. Any anger or frustration you may feel as….

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….

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….

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….

Time to Bring In a Home Health Aide?

Time to Bring In a Home Health Aide?

Posted by Betty Jane King, RN, BSN, MSM – Director of SALMON Private Care Options on | No Comments

For most older adults, keeping their independence and autonomy is a primary concern, especially in the face of an illness or injury. The decision to bring in a home health aide to help with household chores and personal tasks can….

8 Tips to Help Seniors Prevent Falls in Winter

8 Tips to Help Seniors Prevent Falls in Winter

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Council on Aging, falls are the most common cause of injuries and hospital admissions for seniors. In addition to the financial costs associated with treating fall-related injuries, which….

5 Tips to Reduce Senior Isolation

5 Tips to Reduce Senior Isolation

Posted by Lisa Pontbriand LSW,CDP, SALMON Adult Day Health at Northbridge on | No Comments

There have been a number of studies in recent years on the effects of loneliness and solitary living on health, longevity, and well-being. While loneliness and isolation can have a negative effect on a person’s health at any age, seniors….

7 Tips to Improve Senior Mental Health

7 Tips to Improve Senior Mental Health

Posted by Lisa Pontbriand LSW,CDP, SALMON Adult Day Health at Northbridge on | No Comments

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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