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 […]

Enhancing Cognitive Clarity: Aromatherapy For Dementia

In our fast-paced world, the quest for cognitive enhancement and mental clarity has become a common pursuit. We’re constantly looking for ways to sharpen our focus, boost our memory, and reduce the brain fog that often accompanies our hectic lives and aging. Enter aromatherapy, a holistic practice that harnesses the power of scent to improve […]

Advocate For Your Health: A Guide For Older Adults in The Emergency Room

A visit to the emergency room can be a daunting experience for anyone. But for older adults with cognitive and health decline, it can be especially challenging. Aging often brings with it a higher likelihood of health complications, and drug-disease interactions. All too often, patients enter and exit the emergency room without an accurate diagnosis […]

Love Wins: A Study on Caregiving For a Spouse With Dementia

Guest Author R. Amanda Cooper M.A., Doctoral Candidate, University of Arizona Through my research at the University of Arizona, I have talked to many individuals who are caregivers to a family member who is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. I find these caregivers inspiring. Despite the incredible challenges that come along […]

Navigating Memory Loss by Dr. Corinne Self

dr self presenting to a group at harmony hospice

Watch a video of Dr. Corinne Self’s presentation “Navigating Memory Loss” invited as a speaker by the Alzheimer’s Association hosted at the Harmony Hospice Community Center.

Six Strategies To Help Dementia Patients Maintain A Healthy Weight

Weight loss is a common problem among people with neurocognitive disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. In earlier stages, likely causes are reduced appetite and forgetting to cook/eat. Later on, difficulty swallowing and reduced recognition of food can play a role. Weight loss can also be caused by medication side effects. Less commonly, weight loss […]