Many therapists recommend journaling as a way to express emotions and deal with anxiety. However, researchers have also discovered that regular journaling can help create cues for memory retrieval and stimulate brain function. Discover the many benefits of journaling, along with tips on improving memory function.
If you grew up in Sunday school, you already know all about Joseph — or, at least, you may think you do. The faithful, favorite son of Jacob with a coat of many colors and an uncanny proclivity for dream interpretation, hated by his envious brothers who threw him in a pit and sold him into slavery. He's whisked away to Egypt and purchased by Potiphar, the captain of Pharaoh's guard, and ends up becoming Pharaoh's right-hand man — second-in-command over the most powerful nation to date at this point in history.
At Creve Coeur, we encourage our memory care residents to pursue any form of artistic expression that may appeal to them. Many forms of artistic creativity have proven to be highly beneficial and therapeutic for those suffering from memory loss, from music to writing to painting. One particular form of art that someone struggling with memory health may find cathartic is pottery.
Receiving the news that you're about to become a grandparent is one of the most exciting moments of your life. Just ask any grandparent — they'll tell you all about it. In the blink of an eye, you become the matriarch or patriarch of a family — the place where it all began! By this point in life, you have decades worth of wisdom, experience and love to share, and chances are you're going to put it all into your beautiful baby grandchild and spend the next 20 years spoiling them every time you get the chance.
For older adults in memory care, a consistent daily routine is crucial. Keeping up with a regular schedule helps prevent feelings of restlessness and frustration. Additionally, older adults in memory care find comfort and clarity when their day is predictable. If you’re caring for a loved one in the early stages of dementia, a solid routine will benefit you as well.
It's no secret that aging can get pretty expensive. At Autumn View Gardens in St. Louis, we understand that retirement can be every bit as costly and stressful as it is relaxing and rewarding. In the event of medical emergencies or financial hardships, it's important to know what resources may be able to offer you assistance. Here's a comprehensive list of 23 different financial assistance resources for older adults, ranging from help with groceries and pets to transportation and medical care.
Memory is a strange and unknown topic. Scientists know more about stars that are galaxies away than they do about what’s in their own heads. Seniors may be worried about what the future of their memory holds. This brief guide on how memory works can help set some of those worries at ease and help you understand how to support the memory you have.
At Autumn View Gardens in Creve Coeur, we want to help prepare our residents for the longer days and warmer weather. For older adults, sun exposure can be a bit of a juxtaposition; while soaking up those beams comes with a myriad of health benefits, there are still a few concerns associated with getting too much sun. Read on to learn more about how you can benefit from spending time in the sun this summer and get some precautionary safety tips to help mitigate any downsides.
Pets are cute and cuddly, but they can also offer mental and physical health benefits throughout your life. They can make you feel happier and even cut your risks of some health issues. Hickory Villa in Omaha welcomes pets, so you can enjoy all the benefits of being a pet owner along with the other wellness services and lifestyle amenities of the community. Explore some of the benefits of pet ownership below if you're considering a furry addition to your family.
Many of the latest tech items can help support seniors' independence and add convenience to their everyday lives. With so many gadgets and gizmos on the market, though, it can be hard to know what to choose. Whether you're shopping for yourself or a gift for a loved one, here are a few of our favorites for seniors.