weekly blog--one for the ages
Researchers have found that Sherlock Holmes’ method of remembering things really does work. His mnemonic technique is called the "method of loci" where you mentally navigate around a familiar place, such as a path (or Holmes' palace). To remember a piece of information, you "drop" it along the path and later retrace your steps and "pick it up."
The CDC says its ok now for nursing home residents that have been vaccinated to get hugs again from their loved ones, and all residents may enjoy more indoor visits. Today's nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, include medical care and meals and sometimes offer activities and programming to keep residents engaged. They're also used as rehabilitation centers for older people recovering from illness or injury between hospitalization and going home. Many have memory care units separated from other residents to assist those with dementia or Alzheimer's.
To understand how and why nursing homes evolved into their current iteration requires going back to the 17th century. See link below.
Sherlock Holmes' famous memory trick really works | Live Science
Nursing home residents can get hugs again, feds say (apnews.com)
How’d We Get Here? The History of Nursing Homes | Next Avenue