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    Your Diet: A Critical Part of Dementia Prevention

    September 11, 2017 by Toni Reinhart

    On Wednesday, I attended a presentation for the Loudoun Senior Interest Network by Dr. Ellen Clarke on brain health and what we can do to help prevent dementia, for both ourselves and for senior citizens in our care. One of the top ways to keep your brain healthy, and indeed, the rest of your body, is a good diet. I think we all really know this. Read Article

    "Dementia Friendly Community" Coming to Herndon

    September 02, 2017 by Toni Reinhart

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    6th Annual Senior Spelling Bee Spell-Off

    August 30, 2017 by Toni Reinhart

    Where? Ashleigh at Lansdowne 44125 Woodridge Parkway Lansdowne, VA  20176 When? September 15, 2017 10:00 am to 12:00 noon Read Article

    Caregiver Stress and Burnout - How to Avoid It

    August 25, 2017 by Toni Reinhart

    You are wonderful. OK, now breathe and say that to yourself again. You are wonderful. Feel better? I do. I know that voice inside our heads is our biggest critic. Why do we say things to ourselves we would never say to anyone else? Or, hopefully, never hear from anyone else? Read Article

    Dementia – Making the Bathroom Safe

    August 18, 2017 by Toni Reinhart

      I’ve written tips about bathing someone with dementia. But, the reality is, 1 in 7 persons with dementia lives alone, especially in the early stages of dementia. Most of us are aware, even if we aren’t in the elder care industry, that bathrooms can be a dangerous place for the elderly. Recently, both my father and my friend’s mother fell in the bathroom. One time, my mother-in-law turned on the faucet to run a bath and forgot about it. Her son found out when water started running into the basement below. I’m sure everyone has at least one story of a bathroom mishap. So, here’s some things we can do to help make the bathroom safer. Read Article

    Dementia and Travel – Is it a good idea?

    July 28, 2017 by Toni Reinhart

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    Dance Dementia Away

    July 21, 2017 by Toni Reinhart

    Dance to stay young, vibrant, and healthy. Watch the fun video below, then to learn more: you can read the full article here.  Read Article

    How to Protect the Elderly from Dehydration and Heat Stroke

    July 14, 2017 by Toni Reinhart

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    In-home care: Gardening Helps Fight Dementia by 36%

    July 08, 2017 by Toni Reinhart

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    Volunteer to Live Longer

    June 30, 2017 by Toni Reinhart

    How You Can Live Longer and Healthier through Staying Active and Engaged as a Volunteer Last week, I was spending my afternoon at Sommerset Retirement Community in Sterling and noticing all the ways the seniors there are staying active. I had several conversations about projects they are working on and ways that they are staying active in their communities. One gentleman has helped his neighbor connect with the local library so she can volunteer and read to children. Others have helped me hold the annual Falcons Landing Spelling Bee in support of a changing worthy cause such as the Honor Flight Network. These conversations led me to one conclusion: The seniors at Sommerset who are active and volunteering are happy and engaged and enjoying life much more than those who aren’t. Read Article