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Policy and a Pint: How are we taking care of Mom?

Are you wondering how to plan ahead for your parents’ needs? Here’s a fun event you can attend to get some ideas! “As baby boomers reach retirement and beyond, younger generations need to think about the kinds of care their aging parents will likely need. At our next Policy and a Pint® program, “How will…

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Mayo Scores Major Dementia Grants

“After more than a decade of work on what’s been called “the most common disease no one has ever heard of” — frontotemporal dementia — Mayo Clinic has been chosen to participate in a set of federal research projects that could help unlock a broad set of related brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.” http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/280601712.html?page=all&prepage=2&c=y#continue  

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Glen Campbell’s Journey with Alzheimers

You may have heard that Glen Campbell, Country Music star from the 60’s and 70’s, has Alzheimer’s, and has a movie coming out this weekend about his journey.  Here’s a link to the article and YouTube video of him singing his song “Not Gonna Miss You”. www.npr.org/2014/10/27/359314188/no-shame-glen-campbell-documentary-follows-singers-goodbye-tour

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Act on Alzheimer’s group in Roseville

Check out the KSTP News from last night!  Arthur’s Residential Care supports a Memory Cafe at J. Arthur’s Coffee shop, and two of our members are featured in this interview by KSTP!  Also, the Act on Alzheimer’s group in Roseville, of which we are members, is highlighted for its work in educating our community about…

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Arthur’s Philosophy of Care

CEO Jim Nelson gives his perspective on our philosophy of care, and about hiring employees who provide great care.

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Natural Nourishment

It’s flu season—how’s your immune system? The media is reporting an early and aggressive start to the annual flu season, as well as a surge in a new type of norovirus (“stomach flu”)  and the highest number of cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in 60 years. As in previous years, the flu season and other…

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Exercise and Alzheimer’s/Dementia

3 Ways Exercise Can Improve Your Quality of Life                                        Exercise Helps Your Brain Function Better “Exercise is the single most powerful tool to optimize your brain function,” according to John Ratey, MD, of the Harvard Medical…

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Cooking with Turmeric

Arthur’s Residential Care strives to have interesting and great tasting meals that also provide key nutritional support for the people in our care.  One ingredient we recommend including on a regular basis is turmeric—a spice native to Southern India and Indonesia that contains curcumin.  Many people recognize curcumin as the bright yellow-orange color and mellow,…

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What If Coconut Oil Could Help?

Environmental and lifestyle factors likely play a role in the development and progression of dementia according to this fact sheet from the National Institute of Health (NIH).  There is great interest in clinical trials to understand the association between cognitive decline and vascular and metabolic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes…

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Resource Spotlight: Teepa Snow

At Arthur’s Residential Care we care for the whole person and we strive to meet each individual’s social, emotional and spiritual needs.  This is especially important in dementia care, and far more effective than just treating the symptoms and challenging behaviors of the disease process. We are always overjoyed to find people in the memory…

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Choose a Good Attitude: Your Health will Thank You!

You have probably heard it before – your attitude can have a direct impact on your physical health. Do you believe it, though? Check out this compelling research and see for yourself! In his article, “The Physical Benefits of Positive Emotions“, Mark Sisson claims  that “from a physiological standpoint, research has shown that positive emotions…

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Simplify the Season

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” ~ Hans Hofmann It’s the most wonderful (stressful, hectic, chaotic) time of the year! The holidays are a special and joyful time, however, they can also be very stressful. Many people feel burdened by deadlines, obligations, or financial hardship. Caregivers…

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