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The Benefits of Music Therapy on Memory Loss

How many times have you heard a song and gotten a strange sense of déjà vu? With even just a few notes played, you can remember things you have since forgotten or even remember what you were doing at the second you first heard a specific song. Music has the power to make you remember things and take you back in time, which is why music therapy is one of the best things that you can use to help your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia feel more like themselves. For loved ones...

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Protecting Seniors from Scams

Taking Steps to Protect Seniors from Scams

In an increasingly digital world where seniors are using the internet to do research, communicate and purchase items, more and more seniors are falling victim to scammers and their various fraud tactics. This is why it is important to take an active interest in your loved one’s well-being and financial safety. 

Senior living expert Sue Sunderland, Executive Director at The Bridges at Warwick, a senior living community in Jamison, PA...

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Holiday Activities for Those with Memory Loss: Ornament Decorating & More

Holiday Activities for Those with Memory Loss: Ornament Decorating & More

The holidays are swiftly approaching, bringing all the joy, stress and sometimes anxiety, that the holidays have a tendency to bring. As a caregiver, it can be even harder to take the time and enjoy the season and all of the activities because of the added stress of caring for your loved one. You may wonder what activities you can involve your loved one in, because of the complexities of their memory loss. They may not be able to do all of the things they used to do because of Alzheimer’s or...

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Downsizing with a Smile

Downsizing with a Smile: 10 Reasons to Be Excited About Downsizing

While many people think that a move to an assisted senior care community signals an end to their old way of life, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Many people don’t think to look at downsizing from a different, much more positive, viewpoint. Downsizing can offer seniors a chance to clean the clutter out of their lives to make room for important, more meaningful things.

According to Sue Sunderland, Executive Director at The Bridges at Warwick, a senior living...

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Celebrating Creativity: How Art Therapy Benefits Seniors in Memory Care

Imagine sitting in front of a window, paintbrush in hand. Clear water, an array of paint colors and a relaxing view – ready to paint what you see. Image taking photographs of a sunset or sunrise, over a field or the ocean. Just you, your art and your feelings. You can breathe, you can relax and you are free from reality – if only for a little while. Think about how calm and therapeutic it is to put your feelings and thoughts so deeply into something you create, whether it be a painting,...

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