Wellness & Health

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Dementia: Transformation through innovation

We all want real outcomes that are provided by actionable insights. Cutting-edge research points us to practices that work for people living with a diagnosis of dementia. Healthcare and senior living professionals apply this wisdom through innovation – transforming families and communities. Read

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Benjamin Surmi, MsG, Social GerontologistDirector of People and Culture, Koelsch Communities
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The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

To help family members and health-care professionals recognize the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association has developed a checklist of common symptoms. Read

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Extend Quality & Length of Life

Science Daily—Through an intensive comparative study of two nursing home units using contrasting approaches to dementia care for elders with severely disturbed behaviors, Central Michigan University professor of anthropology Athena McLean has found that "humanizing" approaches to dementia care may not only extend quality of life for patients, but also… Read

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Forgetfulness & Memory Tips

Be aware that some forgetfulness is quite normal. We all forget things occasionally at any age and it is normal to forget more often as you get older. What must be determined by your physician is the difference between normal memory loss and that which occurs when you have a… Read

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The Importance of a Daily Routine for Dementia Patients

One of the main things people fear when they receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia is the inevitable loss of independence and control over their world. If you’re caring for a person with dementia, daily routine is one of the most useful tools you can… Read

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Exercise

We’ve heard since we were little that exercise was good for our hearts. Recent research shows it’s also good for our brains. And scientists are learning where you exercise may be just as important as the fact that you do it, especially where stress-reduction is concerned. Read

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Dr. John MedinaDevelopmental Molecular Biologist
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Gratitude

One way to cope with stress involves focusing on a surprising word – one you might not associate with managing worry of any kind. Perhaps as unexpected as flowers blossoming amongst weeds, that surprising word is gratitude. Read

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Dr. John MedinaDevelopmental Molecular Biologist