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Research Reflects Importance of Social Interaction

Recent research shows that seniors who are socially engaged are more likely to lead healthier lives and live longer when compared to seniors that feel isolated or ones that lack companionship. The study conducted has been one of the largest ever to focus and emphasize loneliness as a separate condition than general depression. Researchers from […]

8 Important Program ideas for Alzheimer’s and dementia

It’s important to offer a wide variety of activities for individuals with Alzheimer’s, and/or dementia and finding ways to incorporate them into activity programs can be difficult. Check out these suggestions and program ideas to make sure you are creating beneficial programs for the Alzheimer and dementia residents in your community. 1.     Arts & Crafts Donatella Versace couldn’t have said […]

Linked Senior CEO on Resident experience enhancement through wellness and activity programming

The senior housing industry touts to prospective residents that they will thrive within their walls, no matter where they are on their physical or cognitive journey.This is not always the case, as the three plagues of retirement communities, loneliness, helplessness, and boredom are often experienced. As individuals become dependent, so does their ability to stay engaged.  […]

Coffee helps fight against Alzheimer’s!

Current research suggests that drinking 3-5 cups of coffee a day can slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s in older adults. Based on studies conducted by Gary Arendash, a researcher at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, 500 grams of caffeine a day appears to have more effect on preventing Alzheimer’s than current pharmaceuticals that are being […]

Overall Improvement in Nursing Home Quality

“We’re excited about this positive trend, and will continue to work with CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) to do more in these critical areas.” Was the statement made by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) President and CEO Mark Parkinson in a recent release in regards to the government announcing that more skilled […]