Brain Health

Posted by Cedars on October 27, 2015

Are Old Head Injuries Fogging Your Brain?

Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett, diagnosed with severe brain trauma, challenges himself with memory games.

Not just jocks get head injuries, Repetitive head injuries can be the result of physical abuse, car accidents, multiple falls.

If you had a loss of consciousness earlier in life, there may be greater likelihood of the on-set of cognitive changes later in life.

DBS (deep brain stimulation) is a new therapy still very much in the discovery phase is the use of deep brain stimulation as a way to enhance memory. DBS has been used on patients with Parkinson’s disease, depression, epilepsy and other illnesses.

Kendal Lee, a professor of neurosurgery and biomedical engineer at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., has been in the forefront of the application.

Posted in : About Us /Memory Care

In support of older workers

Posted by Cedars on October 9, 2015

For Decades, Workers have looked forward to the day they could call it quits and retire. Today, workers age 60 and older are singing a different tune and employers may not be ready for it.

Eighty-two percent of baby boomers ago 60 and older are planning to work past 65.

However, even with an expected rise in post-65ers’ share of the population, from 12.6 percent in 1990, to 16.8 percent by 2020, to 20.9 percent by 2050.


Posted in : Senior Living

Maturing memories

Posted by Cedars on October 5, 2015

AS WE AGE, we start to have more of those senior moments.

The question on everyone’s mind is: “How much of this is normal?”

Cognitive skills are just like our muscles: Use them or lose them.

Here are some ways that people of any age can stimulate their brain.

  • Do a jigsaw puzzle
  • Play an instrument
  • Complete a Sudoku or crossword
  • Play a board game
  • Time yourself
  • Up the friendship factor
  • Write it down
  • Mix it up


Posted in : Senior Living

Protect your family from elder financial abuse

Posted by Cedars on October 1, 2015

Protect your family from elder financial abuse,

Unreported cases of elder financial abuse often go unreported because the victims may be afraid of losing autonomy or embarrassed that they fell for a scam.

Sometimes victim’s do not report abuse because they want to protect a family member-the same family member who tried to harm them.

Where to find help, several resources are available to help fight back against elder financial abuse:

  • The National Center on Elder Abuse (
  • The Eldercare Locator (
  • The National Adult protective services association (


Posted in : Senior Living