Posts by Tara

Arthritis and Exercise

  According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 50 million Americans struggle with arthritis, a disease that causes joint pain and stiffness. There are many different methods of treating arthritis. While each case is different and requires a personalized treatment plan, for most, exercise is an important component in relieving symptoms.   Why Arthritis and Exercise? It…

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How Comedy Helps Dementia Patients

  What person doesn’t feel good after having a good laugh? According to research and anecdotal evidence, even older adults with mild to moderate dementia feel positive following a humorous experience. Research continues to explore how comedy helps dementia patients.   In fact, one study relates that the effects of humor are similar to the…

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare Facilities

  Artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare facilities is becoming more ubiquitous, affecting outcomes of disease diagnoses, radiology, imaging, and telehealth. Care.ai, an artificial intelligence company in Florida, has recently partnered with Google to create an autonomous patient monitoring system for healthcare facilities   What is Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare?   Artificial intelligence in healthcare…

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A Person-Centered Dining Experience

The Benefits of a Person-Centered Dining Experience in a Nursing Home The transition from independent living to living in a nursing home can be stressful for the new resident. Communal dining in a person-centered environment can ease that transition. A person-centered dining experience enables the resident to have more personal autonomy at mealtime. It can…

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When Grandma has Dementia

  Grandma has dementia. She is shuffling around the kitchen preparing breakfast. The eggs are on the pan, but you notice the flame is off. Grandma returned thirty-minutes late from her morning walk around the block. She reported that she lost her sense of direction and ended up by the highway. Grandma didn’t call you…

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