Archives: July 2008

112 Year Old Artists Shows That You Always Have Purpose

A touching story found on cnn.com shows that no matter what your age or circumstance you can lead a quality of life if you have purpose. Frank Calloway, 112, paints murals at a nursing facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He has been institutionalized since 1952 after a diagnosis of schizophrenia. His...

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The Healing Power of Music

Music therapy has been practiced for decades as a way to treat neurological conditions from Parkinson’s to Alzheimer’s to anxiety and depression. Now, advances reveal what’s actually happening in the brain as patients listen to music or play instruments. Music therapy can help restore the loss of expressive language in...

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Nursing Home Arbitration Act

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial Law and Administrative Law just approved the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2008, moving the Act one step closer to becoming law. The Act prohibits the signing of an arbitration agreement as a prerequisite to nursing home admission. This bipartisan legislation protects...

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A Toast to Independence

Sorry I have not written in a while. This article caught my eye. Barbara Brotman of the Chicago Tribune writes about how her mother needed rehab in a nursing home and when she requested some things be brought to her from her daughter, vodka for her Bloody Mary was on...

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