Turn Up the Tunes! Using Music to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Music occupies a unique and profoundly meaningful position in human existence. It weaves through our neurons, forging connections in the brain to emotions, memories, and knowledge. Additionally, music has demonstrated remarkable abilities in enhancing cognitive function. Enhancing Memory Research has shown that listening to music, particularly classical compositions, can stimulate areas of the brain associated […]

How to Provide Personal Care to the Cognitively Impaired

Caring for someone with cognitive impairment presents unique challenges, requiring careful consideration and awareness. It’s crucial to approach our loved ones, clients, or patients with the utmost respect and dignity, while exercising patience and empathy. In this blog, we’ll explore effective strategies and tips for providing personal care with compassion and effectiveness. Transitions Providing advance […]

Celebrate the Joy Pets Bring to Our Lives

As I’ve visited patients in their homes over the years, three related thoughts have occurred to me:  1) How lucky I’ve been to not only meet so many wonderful people, but also to meet their wonderful companions. 2) How thoroughly enriching life with these animals has been for those who live with them.                                                3) How […]

Understanding the Nuances: Hospice vs. Palliative Care

In the realm of healthcare, particularly for individuals facing serious illnesses or end-of-life situations, two terms often emerge: hospice care and palliative care. While they share similarities in their focus on improving quality of life and providing comfort, there are distinct differences between the two. Understanding these nuances is essential for patients, caregivers, and families […]

Neuroaesthetics: The Intersection of Art and Brain Science

In the late 1990s, Semir Zeki, a neuroscientist in London coined the term “Neuroaesthetics” to define his research regarding the intersection of art and brain science. Neuroaesthetics is a rapidly growing body of science and art that offers a new perspective on well being, managing anxiety, stress and many other conditions.  I had not heard […]

Increasing Level of Care. Is It Time? 

Guidance and Support Our ElderHealth team frequently receives inquiries and actively engages in educating, guiding, and supporting our members and their families regarding the following questions related to caring for someone diagnosed with a neurocognitive disorder. “How do I know when it is time to make a change to the amount or type of formal […]

Exploring the Power of Non-Pharmacological Interventions: A Comprehensive Guide

In a world often reliant on pills and prescriptions, there exists a treasure trove of healing methods that don’t involve more medications. Welcome to the realm of non-pharmacological interventions – a diverse array of approaches aimed at improving health and well-being without the use of medications. In this blog, we embark on a journey to […]

Proactive Fund Access: Planning for Future Financial Ease 

As individuals age, some may find themselves confined to their homes, making it challenging to attend appointments, go shopping, or visit the bank. Anticipating these limitations and proactively arranging for access to your funds without the need for in-person bank visits is advantageous. Understanding the bank’s prerequisites in advance helps prevent delays in accessing your […]

Pet Companionship: Improving Health Outcomes

The year of 2021 post COVID was a rough one for my family. Navigating the return to the classroom was difficult for my kids. My rambunctious teenage son struggled to sit at his desk and my tender-hearted daughter had been socially isolated from the 1st grade friend circle. We were all trying to navigate social […]