There's a growing body of evidence that shows that we do have some control over protecting ourselves from signs of dementia and cognitive decline—and even the physical damages of Alzheimer's on the brain—through lifestyle.
Activity directors and lifestyle coordinators across the country are trying to find the best solutions for residents who request "brain games" out of a desire to improve their memory and sharpen their cognitive skills.
Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging has released Boost Your Brain & Memory program, a brain fitness program.
The $6.5 million renovation will start in late 2014 and will include an expanded fitness center and wellness suite, cinema, library, arts studio and computer center. The facility is home to 122 residents.
On average, roughly 24,000 Americans die each flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than half of those hospitalized are over age 65. This season's influenza virus outbreak was no exception. In fact, according to the CDC, the flu season is the most severe it has been in 10 years.
At first it looked like just another round of whining about the media. Nothing gets more tedious than long-term care providers making off-base comments about their portrayal in the popular press.
Mather Lifeways, an Evanston, IL-based non-profit, has incorporated a unique three-component program that helps improve life quality for residents with dementia. Additional winners will be named throughout the week