How to Communicate with Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most common types of dementia, affects people’s memories and communication abilities, and unfortunately, thousands of people in the United States are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s every year. Because of this, many people are left to figure out how to communicate with their loved ones as their symptoms develop. Thankfully, there are helpful strategies that family members

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Creative Activities to Help Your Loved One’s Memory

For those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, activities offer stimulation for cognition, social interaction, and relaxation. From simple, fun games to physical exercise, there’s no shortage of activities out there. However, it can be tough to find activities suited for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.  When your loved one is facing dementia, you’ll want to keep them involved and

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Physical Therapy Helps Seniors Gain Back Physical Freedom & Confidence

When we think of physical or occupational therapy, we often think about it as a follow-up to a specific surgery or injury to regain mobility and strength. What many don’t realize is physical therapy can also help seniors gain back lost strength and once again do daily tasks that had become difficult. Whether it’s doing one’s own hair or walking

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Differentiating the Most Common Types of Dementia

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As a syndrome that causes memory loss due to severe changes in the brain, Dementia is heartbreaking for everyone involved. If your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, their thinking and behavior can also be affected. Various treatments, such as medications and therapies, can help ease the symptoms of dementia. Depending on the type of dementia, your loved one’s

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Supporting Your Loved One in Assisted Living

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Choosing to move a loved one or parent into assisted living can be a difficult decision. In times of change, life can be tough, or at least that’s how it seems. Often, the initial discussion about assisted living is the biggest moment of uncertainty and the toughest step. It’s best to include your senior in this conversation and stay focused

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The Cognitive Benefits of a Regular and Organized Routine

It’s no secret that routines help people of all ages. However, the older we get, the more apparent these benefits become. Unpredictability can create stressful environments, which is why having regular routines is so important. It’s one of the many reasons why assisted living is suitable for so many aging adults.  While aging can cause people to lose some of

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Hydration Benefits for Aging Adults

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Did you know the human body is composed of almost 60% water? Because of this, staying hydrated is a crucial component that keeps our bodies functioning correctly. Aging adults are more susceptible to dehydration, and unfortunately, it’s one of the most frequent causes of hospitalization for those over the age of 65. As you age, your body’s water content decreases

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6 Simple Ways to Settle into Assisted Living

Like any significant life change, the transition from living independently to an assisted living community takes some getting used to. It’s not uncommon for you or your loved one to experience worry and anxiety throughout the process. However, you’ll need to play an active role in the transition, so your loved one feels supported. Including your loved one in the

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Memory Care: 101

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Nearly 8 million people are diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s each year. If your loved one has been diagnosed, they are not alone. Upon learning your loved one is developing dementia and Alzheimer’s, it’s encouraged to begin adapting to this new way of life quickly – both for your aging loved one and yourself. Understanding the symptoms and how your

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