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Top 7 Health Concerns for the Elderly

As we age, we all go through certain physiological changes. Skin becomes thinner and more fragile, eyes get drier, muscles lose tone, the immune system gets weaker, and we experience hormonal shifts. This is not to say that it’s impossible to remain healthy in old age; indeed, with proper exercise, proactive medical care, and a […]
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Dementia and Pet Therapy

There’s a lot of buzz about pet therapy for dementia patients and with good reason. People with dementia often feel isolated, depressed and lonely, so it makes sense that therapy involving companion animals would be a good fit. In fact, pets have far more to offer than clever antics and fuzzy bodies: they’re good for […]
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The Benefits of Music for the Elderly

From the moment we’re born until the moment we die, music and rhythm play a powerful role in our lives. Our mothers soothe us with lullabies, our teachers give us songs to help us remember facts, we express patriotism, love, despair, and just about every other emotion through the use of music. Even planning a […]
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Winter Activities with Alzheimer’s Patients

For someone with Alzheimer’s, keeping the mind active is important. Continuing to participate in activities they’ve enjoyed in the past can help people with Alzheimer’s by stirring up memories, fostering emotional connections, making them feel more engaged, encouraging self-expression, and even reducing the anxiety and irritability that often goes along with Alzheimer’s. Which activities are […]