Science Care News

Can Music Be Beneficial to Alzheimer’s Patients?

The answer is yes, according to numerous studies like this one recently published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry titled “Individualized Music Program is Associated with Improved Outcomes for U.S. Nursing Home Residents with Dementia.” Results of the study indicate that the Music &Memory individualized music program which was rolled out at 98 nursing homes, is associated with reductions in antipsychotic medication use, anxiolytic medication use, and BPSD (Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia) symptoms among long-stay nursing home residents with ADRD (Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias).READ MORE

Why I Joined Science Care

We probably would never have thought of donating our bodies to Science Care before a sad day in November, 2015.  Our 25 year old son, who had been struggling with depression, died by suicide.  He had been a scientist since the day he could walk and talk.  READ MORE

Shifting Trend Towards Cremation in the Funeral Home Industry

According to a recent article in time.com, almost 1 in 2 Americans were cremated in 2015, surpassing burial rates for the first time. Time Magazine states that according to the Cremation Association of North America, the cremation rate for 2015 was almost 49% nationwide, compared with an estimated burial rate of 45%. This is quite amazing when you consider that just 35 years ago, the cremation rate stood at around 10%. READ MORE

Creating a Memorable Memorial Day

Although Memorial Day began shortly after the U.S. Civil War as a way to honor the soldiers lost in the battles between the states, it’s now evolved into a national holiday that signals the start of the summer season and offers everyone a day to remember loved ones who have passed away due to any cause.  This year you can take time to create a meaningful and memorable Memorial Day by combining old traditions with new ones to celebrate with your family.READ MORE

National Arbor Day is April 29!

Arbor Day is a chance for us to celebrate nature through the planting and care of trees. The holiday is observed nationally on the last Friday in April, however many states observe this special tree-planting day at different times throughout the year, depending on their growing season.READ MORE

Organ Donor Requirements

Giving Back in Multiple Ways (Organ + Whole Body Donation)

With all of the advancements in medical science and technology today, the demand for organ, eye and tissue donation continues to exceed the number of acceptable donors.

It is estimated that there are more than 123,000 people in the U.S. in need of lifesaving organ transplants. Every day, an average of 79 people receive organ transplants and an average of 22 people die waiting for transplants.READ MORE