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Big Band and Swing Music
Big band music is simply music played by a big band, which is typically an ensemble of a dozen or more musicians with the melody carried by woodwinds (sax, clarinet) and brass (trumpet, trombone), a piano and a rhythm section of bass and drums.
Swing is a form of jazz with a heavy emphasis on danceable rhythms. By the late 30’s/early 40’s it had become the dominant style of Western popular music.
Ah, it’s finally spring! According to Lord Tennyson, “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” For some women, their thoughts heavily turn to spring cleaning and flowing Honey-do lists.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a way to clean the house just one time and have it remain clean forever? Don’t get excited; I don’t have such a solution. I do, however, have a solution to a problem that is far more important, and that will last forever.
One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed “The King of Cool” for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assurance. Martin was born Dino Paul Crocetti on June 7, 1917, in Steubenville, Ohio. Dean started his singing career with local bands eventually changing his name to Dean Martin.
Maxim Healthcare Services has been approved as a home healthcare provider for the Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation, or Federal Black Lung Program, within the Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP).
How do most families manage a senior who has dementia?
These scenarios vary based on the family structure and the progression of the disease. An
individual who has early-stage dementia and lives with a relatively healthy spouse or other family member willing to be a caregiver, can remain at home for as long as it is possible for the individual to be safe. Those with dementia need round-the-clock care, and caregiving is a very difficult task. Many caregivers supplement caregiving duties and receive respite care by rotating duties with other family members or contracting with home care services. Often at some point, the caregiving responsibilities become too overwhelming for the caregiver, and the individual with dementia will move into a memory care community.
The list can go on and on. You may be an empty-nester, possibly retired, and you no longer need the four-bedroom, three-bath house any more. You don’t need the Barbie bikes, soccer balls and the dozen yard rakes that are in the storage shed. But there’s a lot of work to do before you can put a for-sale sign in the front yard.