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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

What is a Rest Home? Part 1

By Micha Shalev Most rest homes serve individuals 60 and older, though many rest homes still serve younger adults suffering from mental disability. Rest homes generally...

Your kidneys and you: How to stay healthy

By Judith Boyko Many of us don’t pay much attention to our kidneys — until we have to. Our kidneys, according to The American Kidney...

When it comes to parent, child relationship everything old is new

By Marianne Delorey As a child, my parents always came to my aid when I was confronted with belittling educators. That support mattered the most...

Increased fall risk for those diagnosed with dementia

By Micha Shalev People with dementia are four to five times more likely to experience falls than older people without significant cognitive impairment. Rehabilitation is...

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.
Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM

Reasons why a person with dementia may want ‘to go home’

By Micha Shalev Photo Micha Shalev, Photo Submitted  “I want to go home” is one of the most heartbreaking and confounding phrases people with dementia may...