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Parkinson's Disease 300 Tips for Making Life Easier Twin Cities MN Parkinson’s Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier By Shelley Peterman Schwarz April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. In preparing for that we wanted to find a book that might be helpful for families living with Parkinson’s. The author Shelley Schwarz was diagnosed with MS in 1978. As she struggled and learned about living with […] Continue reading →

Music for the Mind

Music Beneficial for Elderly Suffering from Alzheimer's and Dementia Twin Cities MN Eunice K. Neubauer, CSA Recently, I’ve been learning and hearing more and more about music programs for those with Alzheimer’s or a dementia diagnosis. One of my clients sings in the MacPhail Giving Voice Chorus http://www.givingvoicechorus.org which is tremendous! Most memory care options have music therapy or music programming as part of their activities. Look […] Continue reading →

Elderspeak

Elderspeak Information Twin Cities MN By Eunice K. Neubauer, CSA Recently I attended a St Paul Senior Worker monthly meeting and the presenter that day was talking about her graduate work on Elderspeak. The dictionary definition is: a manner of communicating to older people using a slow rate of speaking, increased volume, simplified syntax, collective pronouns or terms of endearment […] Continue reading →

Finding Specialized Care

Finding Specialized Elder Senior Citizens Care Twin Cities MN By Chris and Laurie Kemp, CSAs It can be a very emotional time when you or a loved one need to find the right assisted living or memory care community. That task is made even more difficult when your loved one needs specialized care for conditions such as Parkinson’s, Lewy Body Dementia and FTD. There […] Continue reading →

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Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself Twin Cities MN Mind Over Medicine Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself by Lissa Rankin, M.D. This author tells her personal experience of going from poor health as a OB/GYN doctor spending little time with patients and many hours working, to a healthy integrative medicine doctor where she helps her patients to prescribe their own health. If […] Continue reading →

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Aging Wisely: Strategies for Baby Boomers and Seniors Aging Wisely: Strategies for Baby Boomers and Seniors By Robert A. Levine, M.D. This book focuses on aging as more of a philosophy and attitude. Written by a neurologist, Dr. Levine provides examples of how people he has worked with deal with aging and in so doing gives insight to what is effective for aging […] Continue reading →

What’s Your Happiness Level?

What's Your Happiness Level Senior Citizen Care Twin Cities MN By Chris and Laurie Kemp, CSAs Among the wonderful books that Laurie gave me for Christmas was a delightful one by Madeline Drexler called “A Splendid Isolation, Lessons on Happiness from the Kingdom of Bhutan.” It is very short but talks about Bhutan and their constitutional requirement that “The State shall strive to promote those […] Continue reading →