Memorycare

Positive Effects of Music for those with Dementia

Positive Effects of Music for those with Dementia

Recently, I had the privilege of attending a lecture by Dr. David Coon, a researcher at ASU, who has just finished a study of the impact of live music on residents of a memory care facility in Arizona. The study also gathered information on the changes this music made on the musicians playing the music and the professional caregivers who were on the staff.  As you might imagine, the effect of the music was significant on all 3 groups. Read More...

Use It or Lose It, Keeping Your Mind & Body Active

Use It or Lose It, Keeping Your Mind & Body Active

There is an old expression which says "use it or lose it!"  That has proven to be quite true.  So, yes, it is good to keep your mind and your body active. 

One of the medical journals/newsletters which I read and refer to a lot is from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  It is called "Mind, Mood & Memory."  It is a monthly publication which addresses many of the issues involving our minds, our moods and our memories.  In one of these newsletters, they wrote about an acronym (making a word out of the first letters in a series of words) called "GULP"....