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How to Talk About Joining an Assisted Living Community

Making the decision to move from the family home to an assisted living community is a difficult and emotional event for your parent. This is a significant transition point, and there is likely to be sadness over leaving the home. But it’s a decision that many families successfully make, especially those who prepare for this […]

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Joining an Assisted Living Community

 You and your loved one have made the decision to move into a top-quality assisted living community and the day has arrived to move into the new home. This is a major life step and an emotional moment, so it’s important to help your loved one adjust to a new lifestyle. Keep in mind that […]

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8 Brain Foods to Feed a Loved One with Dementia

We all need to follow a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet to keep our bodies performing at their best. This is certainly true for a loved one with dementia. Poor nutrition can exacerbate some of the behavioral symptoms associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. In extreme cases, it can also lead to weight loss caused by a […]

Budgeting for Senior Living: What Costs to Expect

Assisted living is so often completely essential in our senior years, but many of us are caught off guard by the need and taken by surprise. It’s understandable that many seniors and their families are concerned by the high costs of moving into a senior living facility. Although assisted and senior living can be very […]

5 Ways to Show Love to Assisted Living Residents from Afar

Not so long ago, aging family members would move in with a nearby relative who would take care of them for the remainder of their days. Today, our mobile society means that many elders don’t always have someone nearby to care for them, so they continue to live at home or choose to move to […]

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Dementia Care: The First Steps After a Diagnosis

Even though many people have health problems in their golden years, a new diagnosis almost always comes as a surprise. All serious health problems are devastating. However, a loved one’s dementia diagnosis is a scary experiences for families. When your parent or loved one receives a dementia diagnosis, you probably have a lot of questions and worries. […]

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Communication Techniques to Connect with People who have Dementia

One primary symptom of dementia and its most common form, Alzheimer’s disease, is the gradual loss of communication ability. Dementia slowly damages communication centers within the brain; changes may include difficulty in maintaining a train of thought during conversation, finding the right words, frequent repetition, using the wrong words, talking less, or inventing new words. […]

4 Ways to Connect Deeply With a Loved One Who Has Dementia

One of the most heartbreaking things about having a loved one with dementia is that they seem like a shell of their former selves. Connecting with a loved one who has dementia can be frustrating and sad, because their functionality and alertness can vary from day to day. Sometimes they will have moments in which […]

5 Questions to Ask Before Joining an Assisted Living Community

Knowing that you need to join an assisted living community is a major decision. Because most of us have little, if any, experience with facing this situation, it’s not uncommon to feel a little overwhelmed. That’s normal. But you don’t have to continue to experience uncertainty and worry. You can set your mind at ease […]

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When to Join Assisted Living: 4 Signs It’s Time

Making the decision to join an assisted living community is rarely easy. Most people highly value their independence and therefore may delay the transition to living in a community as long as possible. Additionally, many of us may fear the whole concept of moving our parents into such a community. However, it is possible to wait too […]