Music therapy: Putting life’s pieces back together

Megan Godfrey, music therapist for the Good Samaritan Society, says music therapy is the use of music for a goal that is non-musical. She describes how her work helps people improve the quality of her clients’ lives, despite health or age-related...

Low-tech treatments and prevention efforts help lower costs

Low-tech treatments and prevention efforts for pressure ulcers — such as pressure-reduction foam mattresses and foam cleansers — could lower costs for long-term care facilities, a Canadian study has found. “Something relatively easy” that will have “a relatively large...

UV Light Blasts ‘Bad Bugs’

A portable device that emits UV-C light destroyed vancomycin-resistant enterococci, Acinetobacter, and Clostridium difficile from rooms where patients infected with those bacteria had been housed, results from a small study demonstrated. “There is growing evidence...

An Impactful “Dementia Experience”

At the 2014 National LeadingAge Convention, attendees could participate in a “Virtual Dementia Tour®” provided by Second Wind Dreams®, where one could experience, to a certain extent, the challenges people with dementia face in their daily lives.  A group of Apollo...

ABC Nightline Video: Virtual Dementia Tour

The Virtual Dementia Tour was featured on ABCs Nightline in July 2010. View the Nightline video above to watch Primetime’s Cynthia McFadden participate in the tour, along with Blane Wilson, whose mother Lawanda is fighting an ongoing battle with...