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8 Reasons to Downsize with a Smile: A New Perspective on Assisted Senior Care

Downsize with a Smile: A New Perspective on Assisted Senior Care

For older adults facing the option of moving to an assisted senior care community, the thought of moving out of their home isn’t always an easy one. It can be emotionally difficult to leave a beloved house, and the idea of a big, physical move can be overwhelming. However, despite the sadness and stress that leaving a familiar home might cause, many find that downsizing to an assisted senior...

Coping with Caregiver Isolation & Taking Steps Toward Self-Care

Coping with Caregiver Isolation & Taking Steps Toward Self-Care

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 15.9 million family members and friends provided unpaid care to a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias in the last year. The majority (just under 75%) claimed to be concerned about maintaining their own health while they dedicate their time and...

A Guide to Guardianship: Legal Considerations for Memory Loss

Legal Considerations for Memory Loss

When you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of memory loss, some difficult choices might need to be made in order to ensure your loved one’s health, safety and well-being. By the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease, your loved one’s cognitive decline often goes below the capacity to make rational decisions. When this occurs, it might be time to...

Alzheimer’s and Communication: Techniques for Talking with Your Loved One

Alzheimer’s and Communication

Communication is at the core of our interactions with one another. It’s how we exchange thoughts, express needs and feed relationships. When communication is difficult, we can easily feel disconnected from those we love.

Unfortunately for those living with progressive Alzheimer’s disease, the ability to communicate easily diminishes as time goes on. The degeneration of the brain not...

Understanding the Effects of Spirituality on Dementia and Memory Care

 Effects of Spirituality on Dementia and Memory Care

For many, a spiritual connection provides a source of reassurance, hope and meaning in times of trouble. Those living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia might turn to their spirituality for comfort or connection to a higher power in the midst of the cognitive and physical changes brought on by their disease.

“Spirituality plays a major role in a lot of residents’...

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