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Honor Your Living Legend by Celebrating Love

In honor of love, both young and old, and in celebration of Valentine’s Day, we are sharing three of our favorite Honor Your Living Legend submissions here!
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4 Valentine’s Day Activities

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, restaurant reservations are filling up, while flowers and chocolates are on back-order. If you haven’t made plans yet, don’t fret! Here are 4 date ideas that are fun and don’t require much prep. Best of all, you can involve friends or the whole family in celebration of all kinds of love! Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Treat: Berry Crumble à la Mode

In preparation for Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 14th, we have created a heart-healthy recipe in line with our Balanced Care Method™. The Method is a holistic approach to healthy aging that promotes a healthy diet, physical activity, mental stimulation, socialization and a sense of calm and purpose. Continue reading

3 Tips to Prevent Cancer

Worldwide, cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. In 2012, there were 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths. The World Cancer Research Fund International estimates that 31 percent of cases are preventable through eating a healthy diet, performing physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight. This means that a third of all cancer cases are preventable through healthy lifestyle choices. Continue reading

5 Tips for Heart Health

As part of our commitment to community education around topics related to health and wellness, here are 5 tips to promote heart health! Continue reading

7 Habits of Highly Effective Caregivers

Stephen Covey’s best-selling book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, shares the best approaches to effectively meet personal goals. Inspired by his principles, Allie Harris, Home Care Liaison of Home Care Assistance Bethesda, shares seven habits of successful caregivers. Continue reading

5 Tips for Healthy Longevity

Worldwide there are an estimated 450,000 centenarians, people who are living to 100-years-old and beyond. In Japan alone, the centenarian population has quadrupled in the last decade. We have also seen a rise in the number of supercentenarians, or those individuals that live past their 110th birthday. Here we offer 5 ways to satisfy lifestyle behaviors of the longest-living and healthiest people on Earth so that you may join the ranks of the centenarian elite.
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Puppetry and Dementia Care

Currently, there are 47.5 million people worldwide living with dementia. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, currently has no cure although there are treatments for symptoms and lifestyle approaches to promote brain health. Instead of focusing on the quest for a cure, we would like to shine light on ways to improve quality of life and enjoy the present moment. Continue reading

Creative Approaches to Dementia Care: Using Improv Theater

One creative approach to dementia care uses the principles that guide improvisational theater, abbreviated as improv. Researchers, family caregivers and improv performers have noticed that the rules of improv run parallel with caregiving methods for Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Continue reading