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What is the MMSE and How Does it Screen for Dementia?

Early diagnosis is crucial for providing appropriate care and support to those with dementia. Properly diagnosing this life-altering condition early allows the person with dementia to be more involved in decision making and planning for future care. This is crucial because unfortunately there will come a time when the individual won’t be able to recall short-term...

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How Technology Can Empower Senior Independence in Assisted Living

We have all heard the stereotype about older adults being resistant to using technology, or outright refusing to learn how to use it, but the reality is that senior-friendly digital technologies are on the rise. The older generations are becoming more tech-savvy as they learn that certain technologies can empower them to be independent, both at home and in assisted...

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Best Tzimmes for the Best New Year!

While Rosh Hashanah has passed quite some time ago, that doesn’t mean we have to stop celebrating the traditional New Year. Especially with some delicious, staple holiday food in the mix! If you’re having a New Years Day celebration, a January birthday, or you’d just like to have some extra company over for Shabbat, this Tzimmes recipe is to die for! The...

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How to Convince Seniors to Take Their Medications

Some days it’s as simple as asking, and other days you have to literally jump through hoops and hire a string quartet to get your loved one to take their medications. Convincing seniors to stick to their medication regimen requires patience, understanding, and creative strategies. Hiring a string quartet definitely counts...

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