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Dance, dance, dance, dance for your brain

April 18, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Researchers found that dancing improved white matter in the brain area associated with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. 

Skipping snacks

April 17, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her thoughts on sweet snacks and why nibbles between meals might not be a good idea. 

Step in time

April 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A ballroom dance troupe visits long-term care facilities to help seniors groove to—and remember—the beat. 

For want of a cut

April 3, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Blogger Kathleen Mears wishes salon services could visit her nursing home to give residents a trim and boost their spirits, too.

One nursing home’s welcoming committee

March 30, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A nursing home in Cleveland adopted a stray cat who serves as the resident pet. 

Painting a picture of dementia

March 27, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

An intergenerational art program designed to engage students and seniors is its own masterpiece. 

Time to sit down

March 27, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears tracks one resident’s health, a process that pains her to watch. 

If you give someone a cookie

March 22, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
blog

Senior Editor Nicole Stempak reflects on how a cookie donation program is a sweet treat for an assisted living facility and the lucky community recipients. 

Deciding what to wear

March 20, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears describes how she’s built her wardrobe and had to adapt living in a nursing home, from what styles and fabrics she wears to what she can fit in her 29-inch-wide closet.

Listening with compassion

March 15, 2017  |  Shelley Evans, MT-BC, AC/Educator-BC, CADDCT, CDP, ACC
article

A professional caregiver reflects on the very personal side of family communication.

One more at bat

March 15, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A nonagenarian and teenager bond over their time spent on the baseball mound. 

New media for seniors

March 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Residents in one senior living community can share their stories and perspective on life through a new media publishing partnership. 

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