Aging

What You Need to Know About Hiring Home Care Aides

Williamsburg Landing provides home care aides for its residents, upon request, who are professionally screened and interviewed. However, residents can also choose to hire caregivers on their own.  Unfortunately, many are not aware of the risks that can occur when bringing outside services into one’s home without thorough vetting, as we have recently learned in our community.

 

The following information provided by Partner in Care and Aging Care should serve as your guideline when choosing a home care provider.

 

Artistic Expression: A Beautiful Way for Seniors to Capture Moments

Art Therapy for Seniors

Whether it’s viewing art in a museum or taking simple pleasure in placing brush to canvas, art has a way of liberating our need for self-expression by communicating in ways that words cannot always describe.

As experts in healthy aging confirm, expressing ourselves through art is not just good for the soul, it is also very beneficial to our minds and bodies.

Creative artistic pursuits provide older adults with multiple benefits, not the least of which is enhanced cognitive function.

Nutrition Tips for Healthy Aging

Samuel Cohen: Alzheimer's is not normal aging — and we can cure it

More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and that number is expected to increase drastically in the coming years. But no real progress has been made in the fight against the disease since its classification more than 100 years ago. Scientist Samuel Cohen shares a new breakthrough in Alzheimer's research from his lab as well as a message of hope. "Alzheimer's is a disease," Cohen says, "and we can cure it."

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