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How Does Meditation Improve Health?

According to Buddhism, a person can reach Nirvana or the highest state of enlightenment through continuous meditation and by participating in the Buddha’s daily service, among other things. Over time, many people have benefited from the practice of meditation.   Meditation, as practiced by Buddhist monks and practitioners, has become a spiritual tool and health enhancer. More than just the chants and meditative posture, meditation is about proper breathing and concentration of...

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What Are The Different Types of Dementia?

This post is the first of many in a series about understanding the various types of dementia and how each one impacts an individual after diagnosis. We acknowledge that there are over 400 different types of dementia, we will be focusing on some of the more common ones as well as some of the not so common dementias that are affecting many people today. In this first post we will...

Navigating change in your new environment

Navigating change in your new environment

Change is perhaps the only real constant in our lives. We all go through the same stages in life, but at different times and different rates. We all begin life as newborns, then we become toddlers, children, teenagers, adults, and some become parents and grandparents and at a certain point in our live we all start to lose some of our abilities that lead us to asking for or requiring...

Staying safe while on the internet

Staying safe while on the internet

Typically, daily, almost every single person spends some time on the internet, whether that is on Facebook, news websites, or other social media apps. It is very important to know that while you are on the internet, a lot of information is being gathered on you and used to target you specifically for products and services. Some companies have gone even further than just collecting data so they can target...

Nine Strategies to Help a Parent Who Refuses Care

(Written by Kumar Saha, Founder of My Place Home Care) It can be extremely difficult when you know your parent requires in-home care, but they are resistant to receiving any help. I experienced this with my own mother — she was against getting any sort of help around the house and told me that she was fine. She was a strong woman, who had always been independent, and she did not...