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Holiday Activities for Those with Memory Loss: Ornament Decorating & More

Holiday Activities for Those with Memory Loss: Ornament Decorating & More

The holidays are swiftly approaching, bringing all the joy, stress and sometimes anxiety, that the holidays have a tendency to bring. As a caregiver, it can be even harder to take the time and enjoy the season and all of the activities because of the added stress of caring for your loved one. You may wonder what activities you can involve your loved one in, because of the complexities of their memory loss. They may not be able to do all of the things they used to do because of Alzheimer’s or...

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Downsizing with a Smile

Downsizing with a Smile: 10 Reasons to Be Excited About Downsizing

While many people think that a move to an assisted senior care community signals an end to their old way of life, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Many people don’t think to look at downsizing from a different, much more positive, viewpoint. Downsizing can offer seniors a chance to clean the clutter out of their lives to make room for important, more meaningful things.

According to Sue Sunderland, Executive Director at The Bridges at Warwick, a senior living...

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Celebrating Creativity: How Art Therapy Benefits Seniors in Memory Care

Imagine sitting in front of a window, paintbrush in hand. Clear water, an array of paint colors and a relaxing view – ready to paint what you see. Image taking photographs of a sunset or sunrise, over a field or the ocean. Just you, your art and your feelings. You can breathe, you can relax and you are free from reality – if only for a little while. Think about how calm and therapeutic it is to put your feelings and thoughts so deeply into something you create, whether it be a painting,...

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The Benefits of Strength and Exercise for Seniors

We’ve all heard the phrase that states that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. While this can certainly be seen as true, there has to be more that can be done to keep ourselves healthy and living well besides proper diet and nutrition. The good news is there is plenty more that can be done to keep us living optimally. By keeping up with an exercise program, you are safeguarding yourself against illnesses, preventing strength-related falls and making it easier to maintain a healthy bone...

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Ensuring a Successful Visit: Tips for Visiting a Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

When someone you love has Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, you may not know what to say or do. You may feel awkward or not know what to expect as it gets worse or you might feel anxious about seeing them in a memory care community. However, one of the most important things that you can do is keep visiting and stay involved in their life. While they may not always recognize you or remember very many details, they still need to socialize and be involved.

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