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April 2012

For years, Alzheimer's has been closely linked to dementia and the elderly in the public's perception. Thanks to recent treatment options, and a greater understanding of the disease, this is beginning to change. Early-onset Alzheimer's has grabbed media attention and is showing everyone a different...

For years, Alzheimer's has been closely linked to dementia and the elderly in the public's perception. Thanks to recent treatment options, and a greater understanding of the disease, this is beginning to change. Early-onset Alzheimer's has grabbed media attention and is showing everyone a different...

Photo courtesy of Lower Columbia CollegeThe healthcare industry continues to grow, and now is a great time to start or advance your career. Thanks to the popularity of home health care options and outpatient therapies, it's now easier than ever to find a job that...

Photo by Arlington CountyA couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a recent story in which a patient with Alzheimer's "comes alive" when he listens to music from his past. (Click here to read the story). This week I have a follow-up story. That video...

The National Health Care Association is celebrating National Nursing Home Week (NNHW) from May 13-19 this year. As their press release notes, "NNHW 2012 recognizes residents in long term care settings who live life to the fullest and the dedicated staff who care for them....

Here's another great video that's going around this week. A 90-year old woman dances with a troupe based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Not only is she still dancing up a storm at 90, but...

Photo by Ian LamontAre you still using the newspaper classifieds to find your next job? It seems like most people are turning to online sites for job listings, but with so many out there, where do you begin?Job sites like careerbuilder.com and jobing.com can be...

"To watch Henry—an elderly man who has spent over ten years in a nursing home, barely able to answer yes or no questions—come alive when listening to music from his past is a reminder of the powerful, inspiring, and affecting power of music." This is...

flickr photo by tiaragwinWith Easter right around the corner, stores are full of chocolate bunnies and jelly beans, and Spring is in the air. This is also a very special time for both Christians and Jewish members of the community. To bring some of the...

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