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Dancing is good for your body, soul AND mind!

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

There have been many articles and videos about how dancing is good for you. After a 21 year study about leisurely activities and its effects on Alzheimer’s and other dementia diseases, the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that the ONLY physical activity that protects against dementia is frequent dancing!

From their study:

  • Reading – 35% reduced risk of dementia
  • Bicycling and swimming – 0%
  • Doing crossword puzzles at least four days a week – 47%
  • Playing golf – 0%
  • Dancing frequently – 76%.   That was the greatest risk reduction of any activity studied, cognitive or physical.

To read more about how dancing affects our brains and what they discovered, Stanford published a shortened article or click here for the full NE Journal of Medicine article.

Hospice Care for Alzheimer’s? Yes!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Our immediate and first thought when we hear the word hospice is “it’s the end” for our loved one. However, in recent years, hospice and the thoughts towards it are changing. Did you know that you can receive hospice in-home care and services? Did you know you could receive hospice care for Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

It is about the quality of life and comfort of our loved ones. It is about showing the loved one they matter and are respected. Below are some great articles and resources about Hospice Care to expand your knowledge and thoughts about hospice care.

Has Hospice Changed? by Bridget Kurt
Common Myths of Hospice by Jacob Edward, Next Avenue
Hospice Care for Alzheimer’s
Hospice Care for Late-Stage Dementia and Alzheimer’s

New/Updated 2018 Dementia Memory Care Recommendations

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

The Alzheimer’s Association has released updated Dementia Care Practices, “2018 Dementia Care Practice Recommendations“. These recommendations are a compilation of community and residential care settings and are based on continual research as well as dementia care experts’ best practices. They includes such items as managing medical care, how to create a dementia-friendly environment, and care planning.

Full Article: Alzheimers.Net