How Seniors Can Stay Mentally Sharp

Staying Mentally Sharp as a Senior They say the mind is the first thing to go, but by taking a few precautions and exercising your brain daily, you can ensure that you stay sharp even when you’re elderly. By keeping mentally sharp, you can reduce the risk of depression, continue to enjoy time with family, […]

Benefits of Music Therapy for the Elderly

Seniors May Benefit from Music Therapy Music has always been thought to hold certain powers to calm, energize, or otherwise improve moods. Whether it’s listening to upbeat music while exercising, playing calming sounds while at a spa, or listing to a happy song when you’re down, music is often able to get you in to […]

How a New Treatment Could Change Everything for Seniors With Alzheimer’s

New Study May Represent Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s Treatment For many years, doctors have relied on drugs and behavioral management to treat elderly patients with Alzheimer’s. To date, no one has been able to identify a cure or procedure that will treat the underlying causes of the disease. But according to a new study released by […]

How New Research on Senior Dementia May Change Caregiving Approach

Dementia Patients Need Different Intervention A new book by Dr. G Allen Power seeks to challenge conventional wisdom about how to treat dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. Dr. Power argues that dementia should be approached not as a disease, but as a different way of perceiving and experiencing the world. Seniors who experience conditions like Alzheimer’s or […]

How To Protect Dementia Patients During Hospital Stays

Hospitals and Dementia – What You Need To Know If you have an aging parent or other loved one with dementia there are a few things you really need to know about hospitals and dementia. Mom went into the hospital with what I would call mild dementia. She was still pretty self sufficient and lived […]