Activities

Nursing homes take part in National Alzheimer’s Poetry Project

On Tuesday morning, 16 residents gathered in a circle along with several staff members while the founder of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, Gary Glazner, recited poems in a repeat-after-me format.

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Retirement community celebrates 14 centenarians

Sunset Retirement Communities and Services in Jenison held a Centenarian celebration as 14 of its residents are turning 100-years-old, or older, in 2018.

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Adult swim: how a dip in the pool can help dementia patients and care professionals

Specially organised 'dementia friendly' swimming sessions can be beneficial to people with dementia and their carers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Nottingham and the Institute of Mental Health.

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New memory care day program takes patients back to better times

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.

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Updated fall prevention guidelines recommended

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.

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Littleton program connects generations

"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."

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

Shared reading has a significant impact on mood, concentration and social interaction. A Liverpool charity is running sessions in care homes.

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

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.

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Audiences consistently appreciate senior-targeted entertainers

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.

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

The Aging Startup Challenge finals were held at TreeHouse Health, an innovation center on the edge of downtown Minneapolis.

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