Is it ok to visit a nursing home if I’ve potentially been exposed to coronavirus?

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Two nursing homes in the UK have temporarily closed their doors to all visitors. These actions were issued after healthcare visitors to the care homes tested positive for coronavirus. As of today, over 2,000 deaths from coronavirus have taken place in China, where the virus emerged last month. It is now evident that chronically ill…

5 Physical Group Activities for Senior Residents

Activity Directors for senior day centers, senior housing associations, and residential care facilities alike can implement these activities into their care plan. This list focuses on providing various levels of physical and cognitive stimulation. Therefore, these activities are easily modifiable to suit the needs of your residents. Throw & Tell On each panel of a…

Have You Tried These Alternative & Complementary Therapies for Dementia?

Currently, there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease and few medications to treat it. As for the medications that do exist, effectiveness is quite varied. As a result, many care partners are seeking complementary or alternative therapies to treat their loved one’s symptoms and behaviors. In Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, these…

But Who Will Take Care of the Women? [3 Things to Consider]

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, women represent ⅔ of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, women over the age of 65 are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as they are breast cancer. Those are some staggering statistics. In general, it tends to be women who are the planners, organizers, main points of contact,…

5 Thanksgiving Activities for Carers

With the holiday season approaching, family caregivers and care home staff can turn typical days into fun, seasonal experiences for those living with dementia. Throughout the month of November, try these engaging, Thanksgiving-related activities. Bake a Family Recipe Pecan pie? Green bean casserole? Cheesy potatoes? Find out their signature holiday dish or a favorite Thanksgiving…