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    Dr. Paul F. Aravich, Ph.D.
    According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, creativity is at the pinnacle of being human. As such, the human brain is a creative brain, which makes the arts a brain thing.
  • Scientifically we know that stress, especially economic stress, increases brain-aging. In the situation of dementia, it increases confusion, behavioral problems and impairs cognitive functioning. If the stress is related to basic needs people are fighting this fight without the basic resources that they need to survive.
  • As we age, we occasionally find ourselves questioning the cognitive abilities of ourselves or our loved ones. Researchers have recently shown that we can implement simple, everyday practices to potentially forestall the onset of Alzheimer’s and other related forms of dementia. Learn more about the positive lifestyle changes that are effective and available now that may help change your life story going forward.
  • Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementia disproportionately impact communities of color, specifically the African-American community. African Americans are twice as likely to develop dementia, when compared to their non-Hispanic White counterparts. While the full details of this stark disparity are unknown, there are key contributing factors for consideration.
  • Real life adventures are proven to be the best way to experience different worlds, but virtual reality glasses can offer equal access to a variety of places not easily accessible. It’s a tool that can also assist in helping staff make connections with people living with Alzheimer’s. Residents at Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay try it out.
  • Revolutionizing Dementia Care reveals how people living with dementia can still live a full and meaningful life based on their abilities, not their disabilities.