The Science Behind Music Therapy to Combat Dementia

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Music therapy is used in all types of situations to help people process challenges and deal with mental, emotional, and even physical difficulties. All you have to do is listen to your favorite song or hymn to know that music is powerful. It can instantly make you feel better or transport you to a memory … Read more

Don’t Define Me, Just Remind Me

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New Friends Memory Care has created an innovative “memory care choir” consisting of its residents with memory care issues, called the New Friends Memory Care, “Tic-Toc” Choir. The group is receiving national attention, with a recent mini-documentary created by Direct Supply out of Milwaukee, entitled, “The Spirit of Caring.” Musical Director and New Friends and Vibrant Life founder, professional musician, Dean Solden wrote the song for the residents of the community, inspired by their “ferocious will to live and still be themselves, and not be defined by their dementia.” The music video helps de-sensitize the concept of people having dementia, especially those with early cognitive or memory care issues.

5 Healthy Habits For Seniors: Staying Healthy As You Age

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5 Healthy Habits to Stay Healthy As You Age Good habits are important at every age. But seniors, in particular, should be mindful of their health. Growing older can cause changes in the body that impact your quality of life and overall health. Fortunately, adopting some basic healthy habits can help you lower your risk … Read more

Red Carpet World Premier of Hip Hop Memory Care Music Video

Memory Care Music Video

Are you ready for the Red Carpet World Premier of the ONLY Hip Hop Memory Care Music Video? What an amazing way to close out the decade! New Friends Memory Care has created an innovative “memory care choir” consisting of its residents with memory care issues, called the New Friends Memory Care, “Tic-Toc” Choir and … Read more

Spirit of Caring Documentary about the Tic-Toc Choir

The affect of music in the care of people with Dementia is positive and significant. The message behind this mini documentary is equally positive and powerful. That dementia does not define the people in Memory Care. The loving caring individual is still present, deep inside.

Talking to Parents About Assisted Living

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Getting a Parent Into Assisted Living: Having the Conversation and Taking the Next Steps The holidays are often a time when families get together, and for those with aging parents, it can begin a conversation about how mom or dad is doing. If a loved one is struggling to get around and meet their basic … Read more

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors Winter can be a dangerous time. Power outages, hazardous road conditions, and extreme cold can threaten the health of even the heartiest people, and seniors can be especially susceptible to the hazards of winter. The key to keeping you and your loved ones safe throughout the winter months is to … Read more

Senior Activities Near Me: Things to Do in Washtenaw County

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Activities for Seniors in Washtenaw County, Michigan Staying active and preventing loneliness as we age is important in keeping us healthy both mentally and physically, but finding new activities to join can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. According to the National Institute on Aging, “several research studies have shown a strong … Read more