How lifelong learning keeps our brain stimulated, engaged, and improving

Offering stimulating and intellectual activities at senior day clubs or in assisted living communities can increase synapses in participants’ brains, which is a good thing! While fitness and wellness classes keep our bodies moving, please don’t leave out...

Laugh it Off: Humor Can Improve the Lives of Those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

When all else is lost, laughter remains. According to the 2016 study “Altered Sense of Humor in Dementia” by Clark et al., it’s highly likely that people with early stages of Alzheimer’s disease still have a sense of humor. A 2019 study in professional journal Current...

EngAGE EnCOURAGE offers innovative curriculum so providers can meet needs of an aging US population

The population of the United States is aging, and with the swelling number of older adults comes a greater need to provide care. According to a press release on the U.S. Census Bureau website, by 2030, “all Baby Boomers will be older than age 65. This will expand the...

Actively creating and learning benefits older adults by increasing their self-confidence and self-worth

Born in 1860, Grandma Moses grew up on a farm in upstate New York, married, and moved to a Virginia farm where she raised five children. She did not start painting until she was 77 years old. Arthritis prevented her from doing needlework any longer and she was looking...