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Senior Safety in the Dog Days of a Northern Michigan Summer

Posted at Jul 06, 2016 |

Summer weather in northern Michigan can be unpredictable. But one thing we know is that the hot, dry days put our seniors at risk for illnesses that range from Lyme disease to heat stroke. For busy family caregivers, senior safety is always a concern. Keeping an older adult safe in the summer begins with knowingRead more

The Powerful Impact of Music on People with Alzheimer’s

Posted at Jun 29, 2016 | 3 Comments

If you have ever listened to a song that sparked a pleasant memory from the past, then you have witnessed firsthand the effect that music can have on the brain. Researchers exploring this effect have found music to be a powerful tool. It is able to positively impact the lives of Alzheimer’s patients, even thoseRead more

Do Brain Apps Really Work?

Posted at Jun 22, 2016 | 8 Comments

You probably know someone who has Alzheimer’s disease. It is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s is characterized by a progressive decline in cognitive function and deterioration of daily life. Over 5 million Americans live with the disease and 180,000 of them Michigan residents. The most commonly recognized symptom of Alzheimer’s is memory loss.Read more

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