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Music Processing Seems Unaffected By Alzheimer’s

Information that is “musically encoded” appears to boost short-term memory in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. According to a study in the Neuropsychologia journal, researchers presented the lyrics of 40 children’s songs to 13 individuals with Alzheimer’s disease as well as 14 individuals with no history of neurodegenerative disease. “The participants read short excerpts of each […]

Linked Senior at VANHA on June 6th!!

Linked Senior is proud to be exhibiting at the Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging (VANHA) 37th Annual Conference & Trade Show at the Homestead June 6-9, 2010 Please drop by and visit us at booth #207! Here is a little bit about VANHA: The mission of VANHA is to represent the interests […]

Making Cultural Diversity an Opportunity

Senior living communities often face an interesting challenge based on the core of the US nation: diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. This involves deep benefits and challenges at all levels of management that need to be addressed by strategies and day to day practices. In addition to the operational point of view, many States require […]

The Importance of Wellness Benchmarks

With many major actors in the senior industry announcing wellness or life enrichment programs pilots and launch, it has become difficult to follow who does what and how. These initiatives have different approaches, sets of terms and objectives although they all share the same vision: improving life of residents. It has become important to setup […]

Essentials about seniors and exercise

For most people, exercise is not a senior thing; not many people picture grandma on a treadmill, a 97 year old doing Tai Chi or a retirement community doing hula hoop competitions In some way, it is true that aging includes changes that affect performance such as: Strength: Older adults often see loss of muscle, […]

Linked Senior in the news!

Linked Senior had been getting a lot of press recently! Here are some highlights: CNNMoney article and video – Thursday April 22nd 2010 The full article HERE Another great article in the Washington Business Journal – Friday April 23rd 2010: HERE