Therapist Nicole Johnson and Eskaton in Sacramento are part of a pilot study in California nursing homes, using iPod music to de-stress and calm patients with dementia/Alzheimer's. With help from family members, they develop a personalized music playlist of a patient's favorite songs, which are loaded onto iPods and listened to via headsets.
Jose Luis VillegasThe Sacramento Bee
Music as a way to calm dementia patients
‘Garbage juice’ polluting Graham creek, suit says
Playful orcas ply Tacoma Narrows
Pacific walrus E.T. practices his vocalizations in Tacoma
First snow dusts Stevens Pass
'It's become home.' Park swing dedicated to Puyallup couple
This bear has a major itch to scratch
Grafitti on Stanley Elementary and Boys & Girls Club
Peninsula High celebrate Fish Bowl win
Erratic driver plows through apartment sign, lands on roof, witnesses say
Peninsula beats Gig Harbor in Fish Bowl, 31-21
Woman killed at Northeast Tacoma viewpoint remembered by loved ones
Recently released footage of a small plane crashing in a parking lot in Plainville, Connecticut at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Monday, September 11. The Hartford Courant reported the single-engine Cessna was coming into land at Robertson Field Airport when it veered and crashed into a tree in a nearby parking lot. The 80-year-old pilot Manfred Forst, who was the only one on board, sustained minor injuries. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash.
Two dogs found unconscious in a bathtub were rescued from a burning home in Rochester by the West Thurston Regional Fire Authority on Wednesday. They were treated with oxygen and transported to Scatter Creek Animal Clinic where they regained their breathing and consciousness on their own. A Facebook post says the two dogs are self-trained to go to the bathroom and shut the door, and responded that way after sensing danger.