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Today we said goodbye!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

By Elise  Adler

Today we said goodbye to Mabel (C.N.A) after 27 years of dedicated service. Mabel’s dedication to the residents at LifeQuest has been unwavering to say the least. You could always hear Mable’s kind words of encouragement and love to each of her residents as you walked through the halls of LifeQuest. Fellow employees lovingly referred to Mabel over the years as “Mother Mabel”.mabel-1

We will miss her smile and her great sense of humor, we are honored to have worked alongside you Mabel, we wish you good health and happiness always. You will be missed

The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

You really are harming your brain when you don’t get a good night’s sleep.

Most people think that when you sleep, your brain goes to sleep too.  “Not true” says Duke University brain researcher P. Murali Doriaswamy, MD.  He states there are several parts of the brain that are more active at night than during the daytime.  These parts help clear out and recycle all of your brain’s toxins.  In particular, one protein which is recycled during sleep is involved in developing certain amyloid plaques – thought to be a marker for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Extensive periods of sleep deprivation can injure neurons essential for alertness and cognition, and lead to irreversible brain damage and decreased brain volume.   It’s not clear whether the lack of sleep cause the brain to shrink or whether a smaller brain makes it harder to sleep.   Either way, a good night’s sleep helps to repair daily wear and tear on the brain.

Unfortunately short naps during the day aren’t the answer   Naps simply don’t provide the necessary restorative benefits as a full night’s sleep.   And people who think they’ve “adjusted” to sleeping only four or five hours per night are wrong.  Memory tests show they are not functioning optimally.

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