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How to Identify and Help Manage Dementia

How to Identify and Help Manage Dementia

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As we age, our bodies and our minds evolve. Sometimes this change results in cognitive decline, including a lessening of mental acuity related to dementia. Identifying, acknowledging, and managing this season of change can be a challenge for the person….

How to Plan for Long-term Care

How to Plan for Long-term Care

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  One consequence of us living longer lives is there’s an increasing number of seniors who need long-term care. While the care needs of people change as they age, staying at home and living independently for as long as possible….

Interior Design with Safety in Mind

Interior Design with Safety in Mind

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  Your home is your castle. But, as we age, different considerations emerge regarding our living environments, so those “castles” need to evolve to meet changing needs. While it’s important to be able to embrace independence, make sure it is….

Addressing Common, Age-Related Medical Concerns

Addressing Common, Age-Related Medical Concerns

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  In America today, we can expect to live longer than ever before. As we navigate our senior years, carefully managing chronic conditions is one key to staying healthy. Getting older can bring on health problems as our bodies change….

Caring for a Loved One—and Yourself in the Process

Caring for a Loved One—and Yourself in the Process

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How to determine if you are a caregiver and what you can do to support seniors close to you We’re living longer, healthier lives. While it is a tremendous bonus to enjoy each other’s company for years more than in….

Handling Aggression in Those with Dementia

Handling Aggression in Those with Dementia

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It is important to recognize the difference between agitation and aggression in people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Agitation means an individual is restless or worried; the person can’t seem to settle down. They may be….

Activities Supporting Independence for Seniors

Activities Supporting Independence for Seniors

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For seniors, staying active, laughing, and simply having fun helps the body stay strong and mind stay sharp. Whether living independently, in an assisted living community, or skilled nursing center, there are plenty of activities for older adults to enjoy….

Shadow Boxes for Memory and Orientation

Shadow Boxes for Memory and Orientation

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Little things that go a long way For people living with dementia, it can be difficult to retain a sense of identity and to remember important moments from the past. Creating shadow boxes to house warm memories can help recall….

Sensory Stimulation & Alzheimer’s Disease

Sensory Stimulation & Alzheimer’s Disease

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Using sensory stimulation therapy helps people with Alzheimer’s disease: everyday objects can trigger positive emotions and memories. Using everyday objects to stimulate senses can trigger emotions and memories in seniors with Alzheimer’s who have lost their ability to connect with….

Indoor Fun for Older Adults: 10 Ideas

Indoor Fun for Older Adults: 10 Ideas

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There are many activities you can do indoors that are not only fun, but offer the benefits of helping you keep physically and mentally fit — and more. Here are some ideas for staying active and living a full life!….

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