What is Music Therapy? Music therapy has been widely used as a treatment option to support healing. Music therapy can range from active approaches like playing a musical instrument and singing to receptive approaches which focus on listening to music.
Two proteins, one normal and one abnormal have a substantial impact on brain health. These proteins indicate a healthy brain or an unhealthy brain with risks for Dementia and Alzheimer. These non-invasive tests of the tau protein in blood platelets are expected to provide early warnings of the onset of these two diseases. Research into […]
Between the years of 2001-2012, a study was done in Ontario, on a sample size of the population from ages 20-85 years on the prevalence of dementia for those living close to a busy road. The results showed that living near a busy road might increase one’s risk for dementia. It seemed that the risk […]
Caregiving can be incredibly stressful. In fact, seventy percent of caregivers over the age of seventy die before the individual they are caring for. Recent research has found that chronic stress is a major culprit in heart attacks and stroke. It is easy to draw a line between caregiving, chronic stress, and a bad health […]
How important is the nose to the health of an older person? Many people have become use to the routine of various health screenings suggested by their doctors to provide information about the status of personal health. Researchers are working to add the smell test to already existing tests which provide information about the risk […]
A person’s diet will impact a healthy heart, healthy brain and healthy lifestyle. These researchers are investigating the impact of the Mediterranean diet on the health of older individuals. The researchers are focusing on retained brain volume and memory in the older person. They see promising signs in the older test subjects as it pertains […]
It is a normal part of family life that parents require more help from their children. As your parents grow older and experience health crises, it is common to look to your siblings for help. Most of us expect that having siblings to share the caregiver load will make things easier. It can come as […]
People are running out of patience. More and more, even the most composed individuals are experiencing high tension and frustration. Triggers ranging from the daily weather, to health crisis in the news, today’s tumultuous political and social climates, and even just the fast pace of our modern world are making people feel fearful, worried and […]
Higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in lower socioeconomic adolescence can affect cognitive function in midlife according to scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. BMI was calculated using a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of their height in meters. One third of adolescents in developed countries are overweight or obese. This particular […]
Defining the Caregiving Journey There are different ways of defining the caregiving journey. One of the simplest ways to break it down is by the amount of time required for caregiving. I find it easiest to break it down into four stages.