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Keeping residents happy may keep them healthy


Jennifer L. Smith, Ph.D. - McKnight's

It's amazing what a difference a positive mindset can have on older adults' resilience and well-being. I recently heard from a woman who is struggling with pain and loss of mobility due to knee problems. Instead of dwelling on the negative changes in her life and difficulties associated with rehab, she focuses on how good it will be to be able to return to activities that she used to enjoy, such as biking and simply moving more easily. She draws strength by thinking about other obstacles she has been able to successfully overcome. This positive mindset gives her a hopeful view of the future and her ability to recovery from knee replacement surgery. Click here to read the full story. 

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