Re-Engaging Through Art, Music and Dance
Is there a way to upend the limits of Alzheimer’s disease? Expressive therapies focus on what people can do and their successes. Cultural programs offer creative opportunities for those with dementia and their care partners.
Artful Imagination Prompts Participation
“Looking at art
Fail-Proof Ingredients for a Glorious 2019
Take 12 whole months.
Clean them thoroughly of all
bitterness, hate and jealousy.
Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.
Cut each month into 28, 30 or 31 different parts,
but don’t make up the whole batch at once.
Prepare one day at a
Scientists from the University of Colorado have determined that individuals older than 65 that run three times a week will likely burn oxygen at the same rate as a 20-year-old runner. Despite being more than four decades older, these runners spend a similar amount of
Researchers from Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center determined that hospice care significantly increases survival rates among patients with metastatic (stage IV) melanoma, a difficult-to-treat form of cancer that occurs when melanoma cells have spread through the lymph nodes to other parts of the body.
A pilot study from the Harvard Medical School indicates yet another benefit of meditation. The researchers tested 14 people with mild cognitive impairment, which often leads to Alzheimer’s disease, and provided them with either Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training or standard care.
Brain imaging tests indicated that
Serving yams with a holiday dinner helps protect liver health, new research shows. Scientists from the University of Mississippi and King Saud University, in Saudi Arabia, found that steroidal glycoside compounds in wild yam root known as furostans can help protect liver cells against damage
As a boy growing up in Havana, Cuba, Jacob Liberman struggled with reading—that’s one reason this Maui, Hawaii, resident finds it miraculous that he was called to write books. An optometrist, Liberman initially specialized in helping children with vision-related difficulties find ways to better learn
Tips to Keep Them Merry and Safe
Holidays promise joy and celebration, but the festivities can also lead to stress and anxiety for people and pets. It is important to remember that visiting strangers, a tree, shiny ornaments, gifts to sniff and food to beg for
Six Ways to Bring On Joy
To truly enjoy the holidays, try these simple, research-based practices to maintain a healthy state of mind.
Set an intention to enjoy the holidays. By making the conscious decision to be open to true well-being and happiness, we’ll be
Tips from a Rock Star Doctor
The holidays can emulate a rock star’s life: a wearying travel schedule and social calendar, overindulging in rich food and drink, restless nights in unfamiliar beds. Fortunately, celebrity tips and tricks can help us through a hectic season, according to