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5 Tips for Keeping the Thanksgiving Holiday Stress free for Seniors

November 19, 2022 — Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday for many of us, but for those who gather with frail, older relatives, it can also be a time of stress. Our older family members especially those with hearing, cognitive or physical impairments don’t always handle the holiday bustle as well as others. They can easily be overstimulated or disorientated... Read More

Lost and Found – Reducing the Risk of Wandering with Dementia

October 17, 2022 — Of all the symptoms associated with dementia, wandering is probably the one that elicits the most fear and anxiety in the hearts of loved ones and caregivers. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, six in ten people with dementia will wander at least once and many will do so repeatedly. What causes this symptom? Are there... Read More

To Paris with Love

August 15, 2019 — The following article was written by Emily Scholler, MindSense Director.  As Molly strolled along the Seine River, memories of a long ago paramour warmed her heart, which skipped a beat as she rounded the bend – here was where they had first kissed. She turned east and began meandering through the bustling streets of Paris,... Read More

Mind Over Matter

September 7, 2018 — The marvels of modern medicine have increased our longevity. With that gift of living longer, the focus is now shifting to the important goal of improving the quality of our lives as we age. We know that exercising the body helps keep us healthy by regulating our weight, improving our circulation and strengthening our immune... Read More

Staying Ahead of the Game – Keeping the Brain Healthy

June 15, 2017 — Starting at age 65 years old the risk of developing dementia doubles every five years. By age 85 years, between 25 and 50 percent of people will exhibit signs of dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia symptoms include a decline in memory, language, problem-solving and other cognitive skills that affect a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.... Read More