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Friday, January 18, 2019

The power of music with dementia residents

If you are reminded of your childhood when you hear song lines such as, “It’s the story of a lovely lady” or “You are my sunshine,” you can understand the power of musical memory. Songs tell the stories of our lives. They remind us of a special day, a good time, a first love and even a favorite car.

How to stop a dementia sufferer from driving

By Micha Shalev When an individual is diagnosed with dementia, one of the first concerns that families and caregivers face is whether or not that...

Trouble behavior with elderly with dementia

By Micha Shalev Dementia is the loss of mental abilities that most commonly occurs late in life. Of all people over age 65, 5 to...

7 ways to feed your brain: From A to Zinc

By Judith Boyko There are myriad reasons to eat healthfully. Some of those reasons include living longer and stronger, maintaining good energy levels and thinking...

Palliative care improves quality of life

By Judith Boyko More than 1.5 million people in our country die each year as a result of chronic illness. According to “America’s Care of...

Medication safety: How to avoid bad reactions

By Jeannette Sheehan Medications can have so many rewarding benefits to our bodies. There are pills to relieve everything from head pain to stomach aches....

Should children be forced to visit mom and dad?

By Marianne Delorey China has enacted a law to help contend with the demands of caring for an aging population. Children are now required by...
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Ten common mistakes people make when selecting a long term care facility for a...

By Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM Part one of two. Part two will be in the November issue of the Fifty Plus Advocate. When families and...

Elder health Q&A: Dementia

By Dr. Jenny Chiang Q:  What is dementia? Dementia is a general term used to describe a brain disease that affects a person’s ability to think...

Altering perceptions when caring for a dementia sufferer

By Micha Shalev We know that cognitive and memory impairments can change how a person thinks, acts and/or feels. These changes often present special challenges...
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