The holidays are a special time for gathering with family, sharing traditions, and, of course, giving thoughtful gifts. But if you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you know that finding them the perfect present is not always easy. Don’t worry — as with all gifts, it’s the thought and meaning that […]
Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease: How Early Intervention Can Make All the Difference
Although there’s not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, learning the warning signs and symptoms can lead to an early diagnosis, providing a better chance of benefiting from treatment and memory care therapies. […]
How Can Respite Care Ease the Transition to Assisted Living?
You know that your parent or older loved one could benefit from the expert care, safety, and social interaction assisted living has to offer. But finding the right fit isn’t always easy. Even after taking multiple tours of assisted living communities, it’s hard to know if your loved one will feel comfortable and happy once […]
Choosing Memory Care: 5 Important Questions to Ask When Exploring Memory Care Options
If you have a parent or loved one living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, planning ahead and finding a memory care community is one of the best decisions you can make for their long-term health and wellbeing. Especially in the early to mid-stages of dementia, assisted living memory care can provide priceless peace […]
What to Expect in an Assisted Living Memory Care Community
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia typically progress in three stages: early, middle, and late. In the early to mid-stages, an individual’s short-term memory is primarly impacted. For example, a person may have trouble coming up with the right name or word, forget information they just learned, or ask the same questions over and […]
Is it the Right Time for Memory Care? 3 Signs to Look For
It’s not always easy to recognize when a loved one needs more help than can be provided at home, especially when they are diagnosed with the early stages of a progressive memory condition, like Alzheimer’s disease. That’s why it’s so important to watch for certain signs that may indicate it’s time to shift the care […]
How is Music Therapy Used in Memory Care?
There’s no denying that music is powerful. Hearing just a few notes of a familiar song can transport us back in time, stir up emotions, and evoke memories from the past. This is why music therapy is so effective for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. In memory care settings, music […]
Caring for the Caregiver: How to Prevent Caregiver Burnout
Learn how to recognize and prevent caregiver burnout before it happens. […]
Planning for the Future: 5 Questions to Ask Aging Parents Today
Here are five questions you can use to approach tough conversations with your parents about their future: […]
What’s the Difference Between Forgetfulness and Memory Loss?
Learn how to tell the difference between normal age-related changes and dementia, and when it’s time to look for Assisted Living Memory Care. […]