Companion Suites Lessen Loneliness

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When New Perspective team members are working with families seeking a new home for an aging loved one, many people are surprised to learn about companion suite options. In this arrangement, one resident shares an apartment and its costs with another resident. This setup has several benefits and can help a loved one thrive in their golden years. Addressing Loneliness

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How a Healthy Diet Supports Memory & Brain Health in Seniors

As bodies age, bones get weaker, muscles lose flexibility, and short-term memory can falter. Many people implement preventative practices to keep their minds and bodies strong. Certain actions have been proven to help support memory, including implementing routines and structure, staying active, and maintaining a healthy diet.  Whether you want to improve your own brain health or support an aging

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Exploring Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Seniors

As people age, they experience decreased appetite and activity levels. These circumstances cause aging adults to eat fewer calories, which, in turn, often results in reduced levels of essential nutrients. Whether your loved one lives on their own or in an independent or assisted living community, it is vital to be diligent about their nutritional intake.  Certain dietary deficiencies are

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How to Communicate with Someone 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 Improve Memory in Elderly with Dementia

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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Benefits of Physical Therapy for Seniors

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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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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