23Aug, 2017

Learn How you Can Lower the Risk of Falling for Seniors

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It would seem natural that as people get older and less active, they also reduce their risk for activity based injuries. After all, most seniors don’t do a lot of risky running, jumping, and climbing that can result in dangerous falls, but they don’t have to. As the body slows down, so too does the ability to control your knees and hips and many seniors face instability even while limiting their activities to walking carefully. Falling is, in fact, the leading cause of injuries in seniors which explains why fall prevention […]
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16Aug, 2017

Benefits of Music therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are difficult conditions that make it hard for people to communicate and participate in many everyday activities. Very often, people who suffer from these illnesses have difficulty with words and verbal communication. Music therapy is often an effective way to reach such people, giving them a non-verbal way to communicate. Both listening to music and playing instruments provide Alzheimer’s and dementia patients with a rewarding and creative outlet. Let’s look at some of the benefits of music therapy for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. How Music Therapy […]
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9Aug, 2017

Digital technology is keeping pace when it comes to improving senior care

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In 2016 the leading edge of the Baby Boomers began celebrating their 70th birthday. More often than not,”Aging in Place” resonates as the anthem of “Boomers”. Technology, specifically digital technology, is a viable means of  preserving continued independence for senior adults, and the list of available helpful gadgets continues to grow. Wearable devices, smart phones,and tablets significantly contribute to the health and well-being of today’s senior adults. This fact is no longer questionable; data-driven analytics help seniors, caregivers and concerned family members closely monitor healthcare issues such as medication management, blood pressure,and diabetes. Seniors are beginning to realize the importance […]
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2Aug, 2017

6 Effective Ways to Interact with Someone Suffering from Dementia

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There’s nothing quite more frustrating than trying to communicate with someone who suffers from dementia. This type of brain disorder, which triggers a loss of brain function, is generally progressive and leads to severe communication issues, especially during the last stages. If you’re a caretaker of someone with dementia, it’s easy to become anxious and feel helpless when trying to interact. But take heart. It can be easier when you use the right communication tools. Here are six basic ways you can learn to interact with people who live with dementia, […]
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