By GYC Senior Care on June 19, 2020

The cognitive benefits of background music on seniors

“If you want to firm up your body, head to the gym. If you want to exercise your brain, listen to music.”   Music is so ingrained in our lifestyles, but have you ever wondered when we started recognizing or understanding music. If you say, “It started right from the womb, then, you’re right.” You […]

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By GYC Senior Care on June 8, 2020

Senior Care: The Connection between insomnia and memory loss

Recent studies have shown that there is a relationship between irregular sleep patterns and memory loss across all ages. More so, we see a correlation between sleep problems and progressive brain diseases, like Alzheimer’s or Dementia, as individuals age. With age, the effects of lack of sleep on cognitive functions exacerbate. According to Miller’s research […]

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By GYC Senior Care on April 29, 2020

Activities of daily living for seniors

The term, ADL was formulated in the 1950s by an internationally renowned geriatrician, Sidney Katz. He had been testing and measuring the physical functioning of his patients with disabling conditions. He wanted to help healthcare providers assess their patients while simultaneously restoring his patients’ independence. A few years later, the Katz ADL Index has lent […]

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By GYC Senior Care on April 10, 2020

Wellness: How to tackle anxiety in seniors amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses affecting seniors. Seniors have to deal with an increase in mortality rates, physical ailment, chronic illness, insomnia, and a decrease in mobility and independence. There is no doubt that social distancing will exacerbate already existing feelings of anxiety and depression among seniors. In a study conducted […]

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