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Do You Know These 2 Common Types of Dementia?

Do You Know These 2 Common Types of Dementia?

There are over 400 different types of Dementia. However, as an RN at Oakwood Creative Care, there are approximately 10 types that I see on a regular basis while working with our members. Over the next few blog posts, I’ll cover the basics of those 10 types. Today,...

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What Is Healthy Aging of The Brain? Pt. 4: Fact vs. Myth

What Is Healthy Aging of The Brain? Pt. 4: Fact vs. Myth

In the past 2 blogs of our “What Is Healthy Aging of The Brain?” series (here and here), we’ve talked about Normal Aging versus Dementia. Hopefully, this has given you enough information to dispel false information and the many myths that often surround aging and...

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What Is Healthy Aging of The Brain? Part 2

What Is Healthy Aging of The Brain? Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the series “What is Healthy Aging of The Brain” on normal aging vs. dementia. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read Part 1 (or it’s been a while) make sure to click here and read that article first.  Dementia is not a specific disease....

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What Is Healthy Aging of The Brain? Part 1

What Is Healthy Aging of The Brain? Part 1

Most of us are well aware what normal, healthy aging looks like on the outside of our bodies. However, do you know what healthy aging looks like for your brain? (Interesting Fact: your brain’s best years peak at 30!) In my next four blogs that I’m titling “What Is...

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How Online Classes Help Dementia During Quarantine

How Online Classes Help Dementia During Quarantine

The Covid-19 pandemic and quarantine has introduced a new obstacle for those with dementia…boredom! We all need fun and enjoyment in life — but it’s especially essential for those with cognitive decline. Admittedly, being stuck in the house all day every day with your...

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Seniors, Let’s Talk About Sleep!

Seniors, Let’s Talk About Sleep!

It seems to happen overnight. We get to a certain age, and all of a sudden waking up in the morning just doesn’t feel the same. Suddenly, we’re waking up feeling stiff…aching…and not rested at ALL! Sure, we’ve all experienced this at times when we were younger, too....

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Summer for Seniors: Recognize and Prevent Dehydration

Summer for Seniors: Recognize and Prevent Dehydration

Did you know that our bodies are 92% water?! It’s easy to see how quickly trouble can arise when we don’t get proper hydration — especially for those of us living amongst the dry desert climate here in Arizona. Although proper hydration is important for everyone, it's...

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2 Simple Ways to Improve Happiness

2 Simple Ways to Improve Happiness

Most (if not all) of us are not having the “best of times” these past few months…so I’d like to give you a few tips to easily increase your happiness level. These tips are from neuroscientists —current material that works — not something made-up!

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Being Happy

Being Happy

Sometimes at the beginning of my classes at Oakwood, I ask the members a “getting to know you” question. One day, my question was “What is something you can do to be happier?” I got some beautiful answers and wanted to share them with you! What is something you can do...

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