Tag Archives: Dementia

Love Giver

By Francine Van, Guest Contributor “Well te rusten,” was our nightly gesture, a Dutch phrase translating to “rest well,” and the only ritual practiced daily that brought peace to my inner world. Two years, two people, and two very different … Continue reading

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Time Passing By

By Francine Van, Guest Contributor Two years have passed since my last blog at this site. I reflect and remember my exploration of my inner desires to find my creative purpose in this world with retirement fresh. I have made several … Continue reading

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Inadequate Standards For Elder Care Facilities

More and more serious concerns are being raised about the standard of care provided by many elder care facilities. Concerns range from overcrowding, insufficient staff, untrained staff, staff abuse and to dangerous and sometimes deadly confrontations that occur between residents … Continue reading

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Art Therapy for seniors

Art is a powerful and effective form of communication that stimulates thoughts and emotions in the artist and also those viewing art works. It has proven to have tremendous benefits and has increasingly become a therapeutic method for enhancing health … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer, Art Therapy, Dementia, Elder Care, Elders art therapy, Golden Years, Health Care, Long Term Care, Occupational therapy, Pensioners, Quality of life, Retirement hobbies, Seniors art therapy, Seniors demographic, Seniors' health, Social isolation | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments