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Mood-boosting activities

January 5, 2018  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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What’s good for the mood may also be good for the brain, so engaging residents is key, especially during the dark days of winter. 

2018 resolutions worth keeping

December 28, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A California senior living provider asks residents their goals for the year ahead.

’Tis the season

December 22, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears reminisces of holidays past spent at nursing homes, a reminder that this may be the most difficult time of year for some residents. 

The sound of participation

December 18, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A Boston startup is helping residents stay involved by bringing conversations up close and personal to combat hearing loss.

Friendships: the key to aging well

December 14, 2017  |  Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
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Northwestern University researchers have found a relationship between brain health and positive relationships in a study of social butterflies age 80 and older with sharp memories. 

Holiday traditions: One-on-one with...Denise Scruggs

December 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year by using time-honored traditions and faith-based celebrations to engage residents with dementia. 

Giving thanks for my roommate

November 20, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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In a year filled with changes, many of which were unexpected, SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears reflects on a relationship that has brought her good tidings of great cheer.

Calendar men and women

November 16, 2017  | 
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A Michigan retirement community is raising money and getting ready for the new year with a classic Hollywood twist.

Memory care residents comfort victims of Hurricane Harvey

November 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Residents with dementia made toys for children in Texas who were affected by the hurricane. 

Creature comforts

October 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Robotic pets are putting a high-tech spin on the calming power of cuddles--and senior care providers are buying.

Fur-ever homes for man’s best friend

October 12, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

It’s a doggone heartwarming story of how pet companions can fight depression and reduce isolation.

Growing new life

October 9, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Eldergrow is bringing the outdoors inside and sowing joy and purpose for residents. 

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