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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The Cognitive Benefits of a Routine for Aging Adults

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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The Importance of Hydration in Older Adults

Senior Woman Holding a Glass of Water

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 Tips for Transitioning & Adjusting to 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

Man Touching Temple being Comforted by Caring Woman

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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The Power of Touch

Hands Held Over Senior Woman's Heart

Whether we are a newborn infant, a petulant teenager, an overwhelmed new mother or an aging senior citizen, the power of touch can produce miraculous results. With a simple touch, we can express love, support, gratitude, sympathy, and trust. A simple gesture of holding hands, patting shoulders and giving hugs can make all the difference in the world.  Sight can

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Using Music to Exercise

We all know we need to exercise—but can music really help?  Well, humans love rhythm.  We tap our toes, and nod our head to the beat.  Even toddlers will waddle to the rhythm. And if we add music to exercise, the brain benefits, along with the heart. When researchers at Ohio State University added music to exercise, the participants who exercised

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