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Dec
12

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: Care at The Legacy

Alzheimer's disease, as defined by the Alzheimer's Association , is "a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills." It differs than dementia, although many people think they are the same thing. It is reported that more than 50 million people across the globe live with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of deme...
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Oct
30

Foods to Keep Your Brain Healthy

Food is a central component of our lives. We need it to fuel our daily lives, to provide energy and sustenance to survive and to feel good. Food is there for us when we celebrate life's good moments, and often our go-to comfort when things don't go our way. Eating a balanced diet can make us feel amazing. When we give our bodies the right nutrients...
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Jul
11

The Legacy: Memory Support at Evergreen

Memory loss is something we all experience from time to time. A certain degree of decline in cognitive thinking skills is normal for many people as we age. However, mild cognitive impairment does not affect a person's ability to function or interact socially. A more serious concern is when the memory loss is a result of Alzheimer's disease or other...
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Jan
11

Music Therapy for Dementia Patients

Music Therapy for Dementia Patients

“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends” – Alphonse de Lamartine.

 

While language can vary from place to place, one thing that stands true is that music is used universally. Whether it is the words in the song, the music accompanying, or the memories that are happening while a song is playing, we can all agree that music has a way of affecting your soul. The more a person is involved with music, the more parts of the brain are stimulated. For example, more brain activity happens when you play an instrument, or when you sing along, rather when you only listen.

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