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Dementia & Music

Dementia & Music
Music & Dementia Seeing a loved one slowly fade, memory by memory, can be heartbreaking for a family to witness and devastating for the individual with the disease. However, music has offered many families a... read more
Published on October 31, 2016.

Staying Safe and Having Fun: Seniors Celebrating Halloween

Staying Safe and Having Fun: Seniors Celebrating Halloween
Happy Halloween! For many families Halloween is a wonderful excuse to play, dress up, give (and receive) candy and enjoy a good laugh with friends. However, for those who may have dementia, Halloween can be a disorienting day. Unexpected knocks at the... read more
Published on October 31, 2016.

The Age of Technology

The Age of Technology
It’s easy to see how seniors struggle to “keep up” with technology.  It’s not that they are necessarily falling behind; developers really just never gave them a chance to catch up. Today’s websites have... read more
Published on August 2, 2016.

May is Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month
The focus of celebration for Older Americans Month is the 2016 theme, “Blaze A Trail”. It is all about how older adults are taking charge of their health and making a positive impact in... read more
Published on May 1, 2016.

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays
Quality of Life As family, it is so important to usher in the holiday season with our aging loved ones. If they are suffering from chronic illness or dementia, it can be difficult to know... read more
Published on December 3, 2015.

10 Secrets for Creating a Happy Long Life

10 Secrets for Creating a Happy Long Life
10 Secrets for Creating a Happy Long Life :: From Dr. Deepak Chopra Intake fresh food,eat frugally, drink wholesome liquids, abstain from stimulants and sedatives, and have a bowel movement once a day. Maintain a high level of... read more
Published on August 24, 2015.

A Declaration of Inter-Dependence

A Declaration of Inter-Dependence
Deep in the American narrative lies the archetype of the pioneer, a symbol of independence and grit, who makes a way of life out on their own in new territory. However, the problem with... read more
Published on July 10, 2015.

The Silver Screen | Iris Apfel

The Silver Screen | Iris Apfel
As part of our Silver Screen Series, we highlight the themes of aging being explored in the art form of film. This month, we headed out to the debut of “Iris”.   You can hear... read more
Published on May 15, 2015.

The Art of Celebration

The Art of Celebration
Traditions and rituals are part of the way we mark time and enjoy the rhythm of our lives. Like the ghosts in Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, each holiday seems to fill with memories of... read more
Published on December 4, 2014.

Care for the Caregiver: Keep It Together

Care for the Caregiver: Keep It Together
The term “keep it together” may sound like a piece of motivational jargon we use to keep us from freaking out in chaotic situations, but it also holds some wisdom for both aging loved... read more
Published on July 21, 2014.

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