The Healing Power of Touch. Why are we Depriving our Elders?

Posted by Pam Brandon on Sep 14, 2018 10:17:11 AM

It the first sense to develop in the womb and one of the last ones to go during the dying process.

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Topics: dementia care, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Elders, compassionate touch, leadership, Hospital Professionals, aging, Anxiety, Healing Touch, End-of-life, older adults, Healing, Skilled Touch

The Healing Power of Nature for Elders and Caregivers

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jan 24, 2017 6:56:20 AM

Nature heals.  Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. It may even reduce mortality, according to scientists such as public health researchers Stamatakis and Mitchell.

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Topics: The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Elders, Aging in the Workplace, Care Partners, Nature, Healing, Gardens

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