Using Art to Enhance Quality of Life for Persons with Dementia

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Using Art to Enhance Quality of Life for Persons with Dementia

Art of any form holds the power to evoke a full spectrum of emotions in human beings. This phenomenon is primal-since the beginning of time, artistic expression has been used to arouse joy, sorrow, anger, confusion, fear, among many others.  According to a study by...

Celebrating Holidays at Dolan Memory Care Homes

The holidays are a special time of year for everyone. It’s a time when family and friends can gather together and celebrate, whether for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or Yom Kippur, among others.  Dolan Memory Care Homes takes pride in celebrating a variety of...

Why Women Get Alzheimer’s More than Men

Plenty of research has demonstrated that women are almost two times as likely to develop the insidious disease known as Alzheimer’s. Previously, this research has pointed to biological factors like hormones. Now, however, a study out of Johns Hopkins University may...

Excessive Napping: A Clue into Alzheimer’s?

“No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap” – Carrie Snow  While most of society places a high value on naps, Alzheimer’s researchers are shedding light on a new clue into diagnosing the disease. Many signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear long...

Sleeping Pill Use Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

Having trouble catching zzz’s? Many Americans have trouble falling, and staying asleep. Often, those exhausted will employ the use of a sleeping pill to aid in getting good quality sleep.  Unfortunately, new research has linked frequent use of sleeping aid pills to a...