Isolation and social distancing during the pandemic has become the norm, and it has been challenging for caregivers to find activities that keep their loved ones engaged and content. Online offerings are beneficial in that they are accommodating for the homebound; can lessen the effects of social isolation; keep those with memory impairment mentally and physically engaged; and promote connections between caregivers and their loved ones. There is no “one-size-fits” all in activities, and it’s important to consider the affected individual’s level of cognitive decline, what skills they still have and, ultimately, what he or she enjoys. Online activities can allow individuals to travel around the world; visit museums and national parks; learn gardening tips; visit aquariums or battleships; and even watch live recordings of African wildlife, surfing in Hawaii or bird sanctuaries. Additionally, craft classes, jewelry making, woodworking and photography lessons are offered online, and … [Read more...] about Alzheimers Q&A: What are some online activities for people with Alzheimers who are isolated at home?
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for March 7 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, tens of thousands of motorcyclists will descend upon Daytona Beach, Florida for the city's annual Bike Week event. HEALTH EXPERTS WARN OF NEW CORONAVIRUS SPIKE AS STATES EASE RESTRICTIONS, SPRING BREAK TRAVEL SURGES The city has reached an agreement with local bars for 60% indoor capacity in return for permits necessary for temporary outdoor sales and entertainment. "I’m grateful to be open for Bike Week, grateful that the city allowed the vendors and the full Bike Week thing," said Bobby Honeycutt, owner of Froggy’s Saloon, told The Daytona Beach News-Journal as the 10-day event began Friday. The bar is limited to 102 customers inside, but is serving from tubs and bars outside. The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the event, estimates … [Read more...] about Daytona Beach prepares for tens of thousands of bikers to ride into town
YANGON: Three protesters were killed in Myanmar on Monday (Mar 8), witnesses said, as demonstrators across the country sought to paralyse the economy with strike action following a weekend of night raids and arrests. Shops, factories and banks were closed in the main city of Yangon. Photos posted on Facebook showed the bodies of two men lying on the street in the northern town of Myitkyina. Witnesses said they were taking part in a protest when police fired stun grenades and tear gas. Several people were then hit by gunfire from buildings nearby. One witness, who said he helped move the bodies, told Reuters two people were shot in the head and died on the spot. Three people were injured. "How inhumane to kill unarmed civilians," said the witness, a 20-year-old man. "We must have our right to protest peacefully." It was not immediately clear who fired on the protesters although both police and the military were at the protest, the witnesses said. At least one person was … [Read more...] about 3 protesters killed in Myanmar; shops and factories closed as workers go on strike
Texas officers arrested a woman after she allegedly set fire to a Bible in her backyard, which caused flames to spread to her house as well as her neighbor's home. San Antonio firefighters raced to Midcrown Drive at around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, after being called out to reports of a duplex being on fire. When they arrived, firefighters found two homes were on fire. Witnesses told Fox 29 News it was caused by a woman who had set fire to a Bible in her backyard before the blaze spread to her home and a neighbor's house. Resident John Bailey, who said he lives next door to the woman, told the network: "I ran out, tried to use my water hose to kind of spread it off and make sure it didn't get to my sister's house." He added that he and other neighbors had been woken up by the sound of a woman banging on their front doors shouting that a duplex was on fire. He said: "The lady came and knocked on the door, banged on the door and says: 'Oh fire, it's on fire.'" Bailey also … [Read more...] about Woman Allegedly Trying to Burn Bible Sets Own Home and Neighbor’s on Fire
Living near the ocean is a dream for many people. But in recent years, the effects of climate change have made it a dicey proposition. Hurricanes have become more intense , leading to bigger storm surges and heavier rainfall that pound coastlines, erode beaches, and destroy homes. That storm threat has been compounded by so-called nuisance flooding that occurs during high tides, even during calm weather and clear skies. A new study shows that nuisance flooding is exacerbated by dredging and the construction of piers and jetties that were intended to make coastal living easier but are in fact redirecting the flow of incoming ocean water and making high tides higher than ever before. Published Friday in the journal Science Advances , the study compared high and low tide ranges measured during the past 70 years with an older database of historic tidal measurements made in the mid-1800s and recently found in stacks of old boxes stored in an annex of the National Archives in … [Read more...] about The Tide Is High–and Getting Higher