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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.

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.

Pet therapy is for the birds

December 27, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Senior living providers are learning a bird in the hand is worth a lot to seniors who suffer from loneliness.

’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. 

Assisted living activities: From blankets to beer, variety is key

December 21, 2017  |  Susan Rauch, BA, AC-BC
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Bingo and movie night aren’t enough to keep most residents engaged and happy. Activity professional Susan Rauch shares unconventional ideas for expanding your activities offerings.

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. 

Connecting with a church

November 27, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears shares how she wishes she had more connection time with her local church.

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