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How to Handle Repetitive Questions

People living with dementia have lost their ability to store short term memories. Asking repetitive questions is one way they try to cope.

By |June 1st, 2020|Memory Care|Comments Off on How to Handle Repetitive Questions

Conversation Topics for Memory Care Patients

For memory care patients, frustration is common. Loved ones may struggle with how to communicate without causing more difficulty and anxiety.

By |May 29th, 2020|Memory Care|Comments Off on Conversation Topics for Memory Care Patients
  • assisted living

Life Stories: Documenting Your Loved One’s Life

Our living parents, grandparents and great-grandparents have incredible life stories which are often unknown to the generations before them.

By |May 25th, 2020|Assisted Living|Comments Off on Life Stories: Documenting Your Loved One’s Life
  • assisted living Venice

Vision Problems and the Elderly

While some vision problems come on quickly, others worsen over time. Being knowledgeable about warning signs can help to maintain healthy eyesight longer.

By |May 22nd, 2020|Assisted Living|Comments Off on Vision Problems and the Elderly
  • dementia

5 Brain Games to Keep the Mind Sharp

Experiencing a loss of memory function can be scary. The good news is, there are ways to keep our brains sharp - from nutrient-rich food to brain games.

By |May 18th, 2020|Assisted Living, Memory Care|Comments Off on 5 Brain Games to Keep the Mind Sharp

5 Signs Its Time for Assisted Living

In this blog, we will address 5 signs that your loved one may be ready for assisted living or another type of adult residence.

By |May 15th, 2020|Assisted Living|Comments Off on 5 Signs Its Time for Assisted Living
  • memory care Venice

Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

It is estimated that of the 3 million people per year diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, approximately 5% will experience early onset symptoms.

By |May 11th, 2020|Memory Care|Comments Off on Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
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The Role Stress Plays in Chronic Disease

In the best of times, we know that stress can instigate and aggravate chronic disease. But in these times of crisis and isolation for some seniors, the affect that stress has on their health has become a real concern. How does stress affect illness, and how can we help our loved ones to de-stress and [...]

By |May 8th, 2020|Assisted Living|Comments Off on The Role Stress Plays in Chronic Disease
  • elder care

Family Disagreements Regarding Elder Care

This is a bittersweet time and siblings and loved ones often find themselves locked in conflict as to the best course of action for elder care.

By |May 4th, 2020|Assisted Living|Comments Off on Family Disagreements Regarding Elder Care
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Venice Area Day Trips

When the time is right, taking your elderly loved one outside for day trips is a great way to combat depression, as well as to get some needed Vitamin D.

By |April 27th, 2020|Venice Spotlight|Comments Off on Venice Area Day Trips