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Keeping Your Brain Healthy as You Get Older

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and this is perhaps even more so true for people in their later years. While remaining physically active is not such a simple task as you get older, keeping your brain active and healthy doesn’t need to be difficult

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Dementia Patients Using Antipsychotic Drugs May Be at Risk, Study Warns

A new study has warned of the potentially harmful effects of dementia patients taking off-label antipsychotic medications, particularly for those living in home or community-based residencies. Researchers from the Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, found that the mortality rate was 1.6 times higher

Dutch Approach to Care

Buurtzorg: The Dutch Approach to Care

Over in the Netherlands, the Dutch take a slightly different approach to care to that of what we may be used to. A special type of care Buurtzorg, as it is referred to in the country, is a special type of care model that aims to allow the elderly to

Music And Memory Therapy For Dementia

Music and Memory Therapy Found to Reduce Need for Medication for Dementia Patients

A new study has found that music and memory therapy can help reduce the need of antipsychotic and anti-anxiety medication for those suffering from dementia. The study, the largest to date looking at music and memory therapy for dementia patients, was conducted by Kali Thomas, PhD, and colleagues and was

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Meet the Unusual Friends Providing Dementia Therapy

Animals have often been used as a form of dementia therapy for those with the condition, but this has often been observed in common household animals, such as cats and dogs. However, research has suggested that interaction with many other sorts of animals can have the same positive effect, which

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How to Prevent Poor Eyesight as You Get Older

As we get older, our eyesight can deteriorate, which can prevent us from keeping a sense of independence in our lives, often requiring us to rely on the help of others or home care services. Vision loss is currently the leading cause of age-related disability, with 285 million people visually

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