Occupational Therapy: ‘Good Job!’

By Linda Stewart Ball When Hope Gillis tells new patients she’s their occupational therapist, she sometimes gets a puzzled look. “I’m retired,” they’ll say. “I don’t have an occupation anymore.” Then Gillis, an occupational therapist at Accel Rehabilitation Hospital of Plano, kindly sets them straight: “Well, yes you do (have an occupation). It’s your daily…

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Connected: Keeping Minds Engaged at Senior Care Communities

In senior living communities, staying mentally active is crucial for overall health and well-being. A key study found that mental activity can also delay the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
Three female residents at Colonial Nursing & Rehabilitation in Lindale, Texas, a StoneGate senior care community, exemplify the benefits of actively pursuing mind-engaging activities.

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