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Dealing with Elderly Parents in Denial

Dealing with Elderly Parents in Denial

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How to provide care to someone who doesn’t think they need it. There may come a time when we notice our parents having difficulties with everyday activities, such as dressing or cooking, doing laundry or other housekeeping chores. Bills may….

Tips for More Satisfying Long-Distance Caregiving

Tips for More Satisfying Long-Distance Caregiving

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Caregiving for an older adult from a long distance doesn’t necessarily mean from across the country. If you live an hour or more away from a loved one who needs care, you may be feeling frustrated or guilty about not….

Managing Difficult Dementia Behaviors

Managing Difficult Dementia Behaviors

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Difficult dementia behaviors can run the gamut from angry outbursts to more physical manifestations of conduct and dealing with them may be one of the most stressful duties of being a caregiver. Any anger or frustration you may feel as….

Longevity Prevails at Whitney Place at Northbridge

Longevity Prevails at Whitney Place at Northbridge

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Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences at Northbridge’s Wellness Director Heather Hough is soon celebrating her 20th anniversary with SALMON Health and Retirement, but she is far from the only longtime employee working at that community. On SALMON Health and Retirement’s….

How Dementia Affects Men vs Women

How Dementia Affects Men vs Women

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Some key warning signs that point to an Alzheimer’s….

6 Common Misconceptions About Assisted Living

6 Common Misconceptions About Assisted Living

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  For most people, remaining as healthy and independent as possible for as long as possible is the #1 goal of aging. Although the ideal image that typically comes to mind is of golden years spent in a family home….

Brain Matters – 10 Foods that Support Brain Health

Brain Matters – 10 Foods that Support Brain Health

Posted by Dr. Coreyann Poly PhD, MEd, RD, LD/N, Director of Clinical Nutrition Services for SALMON Health and Retirement on | No Comments

A big part of aging well is brain health. As we age, our brains tend to lose some of their elasticity, making the connections we need to focus on tasks and remember things more difficult. By ensuring your brain is….

A New Season in Life: Transitioning to Assisted Living

A New Season in Life: Transitioning to Assisted Living

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There are many misconceptions and myths around assisted living communities. Fears over loss of independence or drastic lifestyle changes are some of the main concerns. And, while starting a new chapter in life can be challenging and come with an….

Moving to an Assisted Living Community: What to Expect

Moving to an Assisted Living Community: What to Expect

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The transition to assisted living can be a confusing and emotional time for seniors, their family, and friends. From moving away from friends and neighbors to letting go of belongings that often have a lifetime of memories and sentimental value,….

Signs and Behaviors of Dementia in Seniors

Signs and Behaviors of Dementia in Seniors

Posted by Diane Tonelli OTR/L, MHA CDP Clinical Director of Tapestry on | No Comments

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease currently affects over five million Americans over the age of 65, although it can and does affect younger men and women. Typically associated with the most common symptoms like memory loss and forgetfulness, Alzheimer’s dementia progresses….

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