Category Archives: alzheimer’s

Coordination and Cooperation benefits Assisted Living Facilities

After several years and cooperative efforts from some of the nation’s leading voices and advocates of public health, the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama, January 4, 2011. This law will allow for … Continue reading

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>Keep Dancing!!

> Want to avoid your risk of dementia holistically? Besides controlling your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugars and decreasing your intake of inflammatory foods, what else can you do? Start dancing! Dancing has been shown to have numerous health … Continue reading

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>Four dimensions of planning activities for residents with dementia

>Activities represent a key aspect of quality of life. Throughout our life, we pick things that relax us, bring us pleasure, stimulate our curiosity or expand our knowledge. We all select activities based on our interests and abilities.People suffering from … Continue reading

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>Wish Granting – 5 tips to make them come true

> Wish granting and answering residents‘ personal requests is in the heart of any caregiver, wellness or activity director and community staff. They are often assimilated to the idea of the bucket list. Although that concept brought enough attention to … Continue reading

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>As we age – 4 steps to keeping your brain active

>Losing our mental capacity as we age is something that most people dread. It is possible to keep your brain active and maintain a good quality of life throughout the aging process. Food, nutrition, physical and social activities all play … Continue reading

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>Music Processing Seems Unaffected By Alzheimer’s

>Information that is “musically encoded” appears to boost short-term memory in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. According to a study in the Neuropsychologia journal, researchers presented the lyrics of 40 children’s songs to 13 individuals with Alzheimer’s disease as well as … Continue reading

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>November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

>Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. This degenerative and fatal disease was first described by Alois Alzheimer in 1906; it damages a person’s ability to reason, remember, speak, perform simple calculations, and carry out routine tasks. As … Continue reading

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