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March 26, 2016
Turning Point:
FINDING “FLOW” [HAPPINESS AND WELL-BEING, PART 11]

If you’re familiar with how it feels to be so completely immersed in an activity that everything else literally recedes from conscious awareness, then you have experienced what psychologists call “flow.” In a flow state (athletes sometimes refer to it as “being in the zone”), concentration is effortless and complete, giving rise to a sense of competence and control. Being in flow is the essence of being in the moment. And, studies have found that quality of life is substantially enhanced when people regularly spend time participating in activities where they experience flow.
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March 20, 2016
Using the Arts to Promote Healthy Aging
Throughout the country, the arts are pumping new life into the bodies and minds of the elderly. Two summers ago, a remarkable documentary called “Alive Inside” showed how much music can do for the most vulnerable older Americans, especially those whose memories and personalities are dimmed by dementia.
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February 18, 2016
Preventing Falls at Home!
You certainly do not want to fall and risk an injury. Most serious falls occur in and around the home, and can be life-changing. To help maintain your independence, it’s important to understand the ways you can protect yourself from falls. Some simple precautions can ensure safety and reduce your risk of falling at home.
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February 18, 2016
Home Design for Fall Prevention for Seniors
In this article we will cover: Why Falls are a Risk for Seniors, Getting Started, Home Modifications: Lighting, Entrance, Bathrooms, Stairways, Kitchen,and Living Room
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February 18, 2016
The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide
So while there’s a valid safety reason behind preventing loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease from inadvertently putting themselves in harm’s way by cooking alone, there are an abundance of valid reasons why cooking can be a beneficial activity for people who have Alzheimer’s disease – all the better when it means spending quality time with someone they care about. We’ve put together this comprehensive guide encompassing the cognitive, emotional, and other health-related benefits of cooking for people with Alzheimer’s disease, how to create a safe environment for cooking and baking, ways caregivers can assist to make the activity enjoyable, and addressing eating challenges that may arise among individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
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