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New memory care day program takes patients back to better times

April 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Called Glenner Town Square, the 8,500-square-foot village includes 13 storefronts surrounding a faux grass-lined park with benches. It’s built inside a light-industrial building with 24-foot ceilings on Main Street.

Updated fall prevention guidelines recommended

April 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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In an effort to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities in the elderly, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued new recommendations to prevent falls and fractures in older adults.

Littleton program connects generations

March 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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"The visits benefit both parties. Kids learn to respect and have compassion for their elders. Residents get to interact with visitors, which many don't have often."

An ode to memory: poetry's impact on dementia patients

March 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Shared reading has a significant impact on mood, concentration and social interaction. A Liverpool charity is running sessions in care homes.

Fit middle-aged women less likely to develop dementia later in life

March 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Researchers are hoping that by studying the brains of “super-agers" they’ll be able to unlock the secrets to sharp memory in old age.

Audiences consistently appreciate senior-targeted entertainers

March 14, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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You've heard of the rodeo circuit, the lecture circuit and the vaudeville circuit. Now there's a new show business niche: the silver circuit.

Startups compete, vie to improve quality of life for aging citizens

February 28, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Aging Startup Challenge finals were held at TreeHouse Health, an innovation center on the edge of downtown Minneapolis.

The right times to raise concerns in a nursing home

January 31, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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"My older sister is recently moved into a long-term care home. It seems to us that the staff was very attentive and very nice when she first arrived, but they aren’t so much anymore."

Going for the gold(en age): teens give dementia residents their own Olympic event

January 26, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Residents compete in modified biathlon, luge, bobsleigh events.

Center uses spa treatments to suppress dementia outbursts

January 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A new program at an area nursing home uses touch and spa-like treatments to bring comfort to its end-of-life residents.

How people can better select an assisted living facility

January 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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If you are considering assisted living for you or a loved one, the decision can be overwhelming.

All arts can be beneficial for those with dementia

January 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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New research has shown that engaging in the arts may be just as beneficial as exercise.

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