Tagged with Dementia

This Program Requires Belief and Commitment…..

This Program Requires Belief and Commitment…..

The article “Namaste: Honoring the spirit within” from Long Term Living Magazine is both educational and thought-provoking. The Sanskrit word “Namaste”  roughly translates to “not to me but you” or “I salute the god within you”. It’s used often as a salutation at the end of yoga practices and holistic treatments. The story focuses on a nursing … Continue reading

Helpful Info for Growing Old at Home

Helpful Info for Growing Old at Home

I really appreciate what the Chicago Tribune did with this story in the Health section; they included the transcript of the radio broadcast, including caller’s questions. Both doctors featured specialize in geriatrics but approach it from slightly different angles. Highlights from the show: People who maintain strong legs, bones, good bladder control, healthy blood vessels, healthy … Continue reading

Assisted Living State Regulatory Review 2012

Assisted Living State Regulatory Review 2012

The National Center for Assisted Living (www.ncal.org) published the initial results of a survey by the federal government of assisted living/residential care units in the United States in Dec 2011. The survey found 37% of residents were receiving help with three or more ADL’s, 42% had Alzheimer’s or other dementias, 39% provided skilled nursing services … Continue reading

Feeling Lonely Linked to Dementia

Feeling Lonely Linked to Dementia

Psych Central reports on a study linking subjective feelings of loneliness to the likelihood of dementia diagnosis. Both male and female subjects who said they were lonely were 2.5x more likely to develop the disease. “The researchers suggest that loneliness may affect cognition and memory as a result of loss of regular use, or that … Continue reading