Music Therapy in Dementia Treatment — Recollection Through Sound

People of all ages relate to and enjoy music, making it a universal language, of sorts. However, its value can go far beyond simple listening. Most people enjoy music, but can it actually make the mind “move”? Absolutely, according to Kimmo Lehtonen, PhD, professor of education at the Univers... Read More
Music Therapy in Dementia Treatment — Recollection Through Sound

Paying for Long-Term Care

It is important to understand the different types of insurance that are available to older people. Many people believe that Medicare will cover long-term care needs. It will not. Medicare Medicare is a Federal health insurance program, which helps defray many of the medical expenses of most Americ... Read More
Paying for Long-Term Care

Eldercare Housing Options

There are many housing options available to the elderly. Choosing the best one will depend on the elderly person's preference, age, health, and financial condition. Aging in Place Options such as Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs), apartment buildings, condominiums, or cooperatives... Read More
Eldercare Housing Options

When a Lifestyle Change May Be Necessary

Physicians and geriatric social workers warn that there are a number of danger signs that indicate an elderly person needs extra help or a change in living arrangement. Any marked change should be noted; however, no change in lifestyle should be made without discussions with the elderly person, othe... Read More
When a Lifestyle Change May Be Necessary