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Why Art Therapy for Seniors is Worth a Try

In recent years, retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and places of worship across the country have begun to offer art therapy for seniors. If you’re in that age bracket and you’re reading this, though, you might be thinking that the last thing you need right now is another kind of therapy. What can art…

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5 Games for Memory Skills

As we grow older, memory skills and cognitive functioning become real issues. While speech therapy and occupational therapy are crucial, there’s something you can do between sessions to keep your brain active. It’s fun and you can do it either by yourself or with someone else, whether you live at home or in a retirement…

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Exercise In Your Sixties

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You’ve definitely heard about the importance of exercise and how good it is for your health. But did you know that different ages benefit from different exercises more than others? If you thought that exercise in your sixties should look like exercise in your fifties, read on. According to Pete McCall, each decade of life…

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Understanding Stroke Recovery

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Understanding stroke recovery is necessary for anyone with a loved one in need of rehabilitation. This post clarifies some basics. As anyone who has experience a stroke will tell you, it is an excruciating experience that has long-lasting effects. What is a Stroke? Simply put, a stroke is when the brain doesn’t get blood and…

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Dealing With Disappointment

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Life is full of moments. Some are exciting, some are so-so, and some are tough. Disappointment is a fact of life, and in many situations, there’s little or nothing you can do to control the outcomes. The main issue is learning how to cope because dealing with disappointment effectively will give you the strength and…

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Foods For An Upset Stomach

wooden man with upset stomach

An upset stomach can be upsetting. Puns aside, anyone who’s ever had a stomach ache knows that this can take you out of commission until it passes. According to the makers of Pepto Bismol, “Upset Stomach is caused when the mucosal cells in the lining of the stomach are irritated or inflamed. When you have…

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Charles Bonnet Syndrome

visual hallucination

Have you heard of Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS)? If you suffer from vision loss and happen to have visual hallucinations, you’ll be glad to know about this. Hallucinations can be frightening especially because we typically associate them with psychosis, says Oliver Sacks in his Ted talk on the subject. However, these hallucinations are are different…

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Sudden Tiredness: What’s Making You Sleepy During The Day?

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Do you ever feel tired during the day? like a sudden tiredness wave sweeps over you? Some sources of tiredness can be traced to poor sleep or side effects of medications or depression, and these can explain when you’re too tired too often. But sometimes you just can’t figure it out. Nothing really changed in…

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