Memoir Writing for Older Adults

Memoir Writing for Older Adults

  When we connect to others on a deep level, we feel “heard” and understood. As a person ages, life can become lonely and connecting to others a more difficult feat. One way to connect to others as an older adult is through a memoir writing class or activity.   Given a piece of paper…

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It’s Time for Cardiac Rehab

  Heart-healthy Recipes. Resistance training exercises. Get a walking partner. Thirty minutes of aerobic exercise per week. These recommendations constantly flash before our eyes persuading us to change our sedentary lifestyle and turn onto a path of health. Despite the fact that cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United…

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Recreational Therapy Month

Recreational Therapy Month raises awareness about the positive and pivotal impact of therapeutic recreation programs and services in improving health and well-being. Over the years, recreational therapy has become an important component of quality patient care.

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Exercise is Critical for Seniors

  Aging presents many challenges to individuals striving to maintain physical fitness due to the natural decline in maximal heart rate, lung function, aerobic capacity, etc.  Joint injuries, arthritis, and fracture risks may prevent older adults from performing regular physical activity. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the loss of…

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week honors those born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects. This is also the time for recognizing those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts.

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Art Therapy for Dementia

  Alzheimer’s Disease is just one form of dementia.  Other forms include vascular dementia, alcohol-related dementia, Parkinson’s dementia, and frontotemporal dementia. But art therapy is blind to the causes of a patient’s dementia. In fact, it has proven to be an effective communication tool to help individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as well as…

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National Patient Recognition Week

National Patient Recognition Week promotes observance of health care patients. This week revolves around patient satisfaction, and upon observing patient satisfaction, Patient Recognition Week promotes the idea that patient involvement is paramount to increase their satisfaction.

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Compression Fractures in Elderly Women

One slip on the bathroom tile. Bending down to pick up a shoe. Sliding backward on a sheet of ice. In a split second, each of these scenarios can cause a compression fracture and wreak havoc on a person’s daily life functioning. Unfortunately, compression fractures in elderly women are common.   In fact, forty percent…

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When Older Adults Fall

    Slipping on the bathroom tile is not pleasant for any person. But for older adults, a fall could likely result in a broken hip, expensive medical care, and long-term recovery. According to the CDC, more than one in four older adults over age 65 years fall each year. When older adults fall, the…

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