Art: Good for the Soul, Good for the Senior Brain

August 31, 2016

Art is more than just the creation of beautiful works for us to see and enjoy. Making art has proven to not only be enjoyable but therapeutic as well, especially for those suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementias. 

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Talking to Your Parents About Moving Into a Nursing Home

August 24, 2016

The signs are all there: in the foreseeable future your parents won’t be able to live safely by themselves anymore. You don’t have the space or resources to take care of your parents by yourself, so you have to consider a nursing home or assisted living facility where they can get the assistance they need.

You are not the first people to face this situation.  It is extremely common.  And there are way for you to talk effectively with your parents about making this move. Here are some things to keep in mind when having this conversation.

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Celebrate Senior Citizen's Day With Your Favorite Senior Citizen!

August 21, 2016

August 21 is National Senior Citizen's Day. It's a day where we honor our senior citizens for their wisdom and contributions to society. It's a day where we remind ourselves just how much our parents and grandparents mean to us and how much love and support they have given us for all of these years.

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"What's Up With Grandma?" Explaining Alzheimer's & Dementia to Young Children

August 19, 2016

Words alone can’t describe the difficulty a family goes through when a loved one succumbs to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. It’s hard seeing your parent’s slow but inexorable transformation into someone very different.  But young children are often the most confused, and frightened.  Why can’t their grandpa remember who they are? And why are they acting strange? Explaining these diseases to a child is difficult, but not impossible

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Centers Healthcare Teams Up with Senior Wishes

August 4, 2016

Senior Wishes, the United Church Home Society (UCHS) group located in Orchard Park, has been making the wishes of Western New York’s elderly come true for the past three years. And thanks to Centers Health Care and their Buffalo Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation and Waterfront Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, they made one local resident very happy indeed

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