Tag: dementia care

Does Music Therapy Really Work?

Have you ever noticed that individuals with dementia are often times able to sing along to a familiar song even though they may have a hard time remembering daily occurrences and/or their communication may be impaired? Why is this? According to studies performed by the American Music Therapy Association, there are certain pathways of the […]

5 tips to lead groups of cognitively impaired residents

According to Elder Care Communications, up to half of all nursing home residents have some form of dementia or cognitive impairment. We all know that cognitive and memory impairment can change how a person thinks, acts, responds and/or feels. These changes often present special challenges for families and caregivers, especially in a social environment. An […]

Cognitive Benefits of Small Groups with Dementia

Many studies have been conducted recently through The Cochrane Collaboration under the discussion topic of the benefits of group activities and their ability to improve the mental function in mild to moderate cases of dementia. British researchers examined data from 15 studies with 718 people, all of whom had been diagnosed with dementia with categories […]

3 tips for greater consistency and a better resident experience

According to Wikipedia, Consistency is The achievement of a level of performance that does not vary greatly in quality over time. When it comes to retirement communities, performance is usually understood as the  experience felt by the customer, the resident.  There is a great deal of value in a consistent experience across all levels of […]

Happy Holidays from Linked Senior and Heidi!!

Heidi and the rest of our team here, at Linked Senior would like to extend our warmest Holidays greeting to you and your loved ones!!   But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits. ~Andre Gide May all your troubles last as long as your New […]

Elderhood Rising: The Dawn of a New World Age

Here is a great video from Dr Bill Thomas called Elderhood Rising: The Dawn of a New World Age at the TED conference.