Memory Care and Essential Oils ~ Conservation Money ~ Tiny Desk Contest ~ Building Intimacy

Feb 14, 2018

Creative Commons Essential Oils by Monicore

Wednesday, February 14 - Fragrance and Frames is a new program that uses the combination of art therapy and essential oils to help participants with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. It has produced observable improvement in hand steadiness, handwriting, and anxiety. Joining us to discuss this interesting approach is Amy Miller, director of memory care for Touchmark senior living in Bismarck. ~~~ Harvest Public Media’s Kristofor Hustad looks at the money in the farm bill legislation earmarked for protecting natural resources. ~~~ Attention musicians, NPR’s All Songs Considered is hosting another Tiny Desk Contest. We re-air a conversation with creator Bob Boilen. ~~~~ It’s Valentine’s Day. Dacher Keltner is professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, and the host of The Science of Happiness. He visits with The Takeaway’s Tanzina Vega about how answering a specific set of 36 questions can foster feelings of friendship and intimacy. ~~~ Speaking of intimacy, we read a couple highlights from the Valentine’s Day cards from our Short and Sweet truffle drive.