Susan, DipDH, RDH, is the winner of the inaugural CDHA Oh Canada! Readers’ Choice award for her article, entitled “Connecting with Dementia Clients,” which was published in the Fall 2013 issue of the magazine.
Link to the article.
Smile at your dental hygienist, it's National Dental Hygiene Week April 6 to 12.
Congratulations to Katie L. who is the winner of the electric toothbrush draw from Dental Hygenix that was held on March 1 at the Silver Harbour Seniors Centre.
Date: Saturday March 1, 2014
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: Silver Harbour Seniors Centre, 144 22 St E, North Vancouver
Come out and say hello to Phyllis at the Dental Hygenix display.
For more information: 604-980-2474 / www.silverharbourcentre.com
On Friday, July 19th the audience at the Adam Woodall concert in Edgemont village in North Vancouver got a special treat. A group of over 200 seniors from all over the North Shore entertained the crowd in a seniors flash mob to the song "Fever". What a night to remember.
To read the more on the story and to see a video clip, click this link.
Proud to be a Canadian
SINGING to elderly people with dementia helps them form new memories, one of the first skills they tend to lose.
Music is known to aid memory, especially recalling autobiographical information.
Brandon Ally at Boston University and his team were inspired by the report of a man with Alzheimer's who could recall current events if his daughter sang the news to him to the tune of familiar pop songs. They decided to try it out for themselves.
We don't yet know why singing should help, but Ally says that music engages areas of the brain, including subcortical regions, that are typically spared until later on in dementia. Music may also improves attention, he adds.
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