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Three tips to reduce antipsychotics use by promoting patient centered care

Government audits on the usage of antipsychotics were conducted throughout nursing homes nationwide in 2011. Their findings show that nearly one in seven residents who showed some form of dementia were given antipsychotic drugs, although they were never actually diagnosed...

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5 Important Notes on Intergenerational Programs

In society a natural gap in understanding can be seen between generations. This gap can be seen among parents and children, children and adults, and even grandparents and children. Finding connections between these generations is something that will reap benefits...

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6 Health Benefits of having Hobbies & Leisure Activities

Having hobbies and leisure activities are truly important to the Elderly. Not only are hobbies fun, but they can refresh the mind and body; assist one in staying healthy, active and happy. It is a proven fact that spending time...

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5 Benefits of Laughter

Throughout time we have heard the statement “Laughter is the best medicine”. Research today has shown that there are numerous health benefits to laughter! Take a look at some of the benefits of laughter and see how beneficial it would...

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Challenging residents, 5 tips to keep them engaged.

The responsibilities and requirements of an Activity or Programming Professional go far beyond planning monthly calendars, setting up party decorations, and calling Bingo. It also requires engaging all residents and encouraging them in building positive surroundings. This can be difficult...

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5 Tips on Providing Better One on One Room Visits

With decorations to be hung, residents to be transported and calendars to be planned, finding time to expand the variety in your one on one room visits can be limited. Residents who prefer to stay in their rooms should have...

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Study shows increase lifespan through social, mental and physical activity engagement

Research titled “Lifestyle, social factors, and survival after age 75:population based study”  published in August 2012 by BMJ Group found that seniors who were more active mentally, physically and socially were more likely to live past the age of 90....

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Health Benefits in Internet usage for Older Adults

A study conducted in April, 2012 shows that within recent years American adults ages 65 and older have become more computer savvy through internet usage and email. With the past years showing little usage growth in this age group, this...

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5 ideas to increase participation of dementia residents

Residents in retirement communities who suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia are at higher risk for being under stimulated due to their inability to initiate leisure activities or to sustain them once they are started. This is why it is so...

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Exercise is Key to Fall Prevention in the Elderly

Exercise is key when it comes to fall prevention in the elderly. Statistics show that injuries caused by falls are the leading cause of death among people 65 and older, and that the risk of falling only increases with age....

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