We all know how deeply valuable our memories are—both of the past and the ones we intend on making in the future. Our memories make us who we are, they’re a living collection of all the experiences we’ll ever have, and the prospect of losing them is frightening. It’s fortunate then that there are completely natural ways of maintaining brain health at any age, and here is how.
Brain games work by activating parts of your brain you may not have to use on a daily basis, like short-term memory and analysis. Just like a muscle, the more you exercise the different parts of your brain, the healthier each part will become.
Long-term caregiver, Betty De Filippis, gives her tips regarding her experiences with her mother-in-law, Joan, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2013. As the disease progressed through four years of caregiving, Betty learned many different techniques that aided —
When most of us think about staying fit we immediately think about our body from the neck down. However, brain fitness plays a vital role in nearly everything we do – thinking, working, playing, remembering, socializing, and communicating. It’s predicted
Knowledge, patience, and practice are key to providing smart and compassionate care to people with dementia and support to their families. What is dementia? Dementia is not a specific disease, it is the term used to describe several different diseases of
There comes a time when family caregivers find it is necessary to help their aging parent choose the right long-term senior care solution for them. Because each senior is unique, it is best to discuss their individual needs and expectations
Holidays are a time for family gatherings, fun traditions, and the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, holidays can also be stressful for those caring for someone who has been diagnosed with dementia. Involving and caring for your loved one during the festivities
Behavior “Sundowning” or Sundowners Syndrome, is a term used to describe a state of confusion and anxiety which typically occurs during the early morning, late afternoon, or early evening when daylight and darkness are transitioning. Individuals may show any variety
Bill is one of the seniors who attends Aspen Senior Day Center each day of the week. He is frequently found playing pool with other seniors or members of the staff, and many describe him as a kind and easy
Aspen Senior Day Center – Music Positively Affects Seniors Dealing with Dementia According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, when used appropriately, music can: Alter mood Manage self-induced agitation Stimulate positive interactions Encourage cognitive function Coordinate motor movements Playing a