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What are the differences between senior living communities? What unique care services are available to your parents? There are many options to review, from Senior Independent Living to Assisted Living or Memory Care. Each community offers different features that will be appealing to your parents, including dining, social activities, and fitness programs.

What Should Be on Your Moving Packing List for Assisted Living?

packing_alWhen a senior is preparing to move into assisted living, no question looms larger than what to pack and bring to the new living space. (more…)

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Group Therapy Activities for Adults With Mental Illness or Dementia

grouptherapyFor elderly individuals with mental illness or dementia, group therapy activities can produce positive effects. Everything from music to art to storytelling can engage a group of older adults, providing much-needed socialization to counter negative mental conditions. (more…)

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What You Need to Know About VA Nursing Homes

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VA nursing homesWhen you’ve given years of your life in service to your country, you hope your country will return the favor when you need it most. Though quality services are available to veterans who require skilled nursing care, demand often outstrips supply. The key, says Mark D. Miller, CEO of @home approach, is to start the process well before the need arises.

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Assisted Living Grants: HUD Senior Housing Made Affordable

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assisted living grantsNavigating the landscape of low-income senior housing can be overwhelming, to say the least. Thankfully, there are resources available to help seniors in their search.

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Dementia and Mental Illness: Is Dementia a Psychiatric Disorder?

dementia_mentalAngry outbursts, paranoia, hallucinations—any or all these behaviors may be indicative of mental illness, but they also may manifest themselves in individuals who have dementia. While symptoms may be similar, dementia should not be treated as a mental illness but rather as a distinct condition that has separate causes and treatments.

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Early Warning Signs of Dementia

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signs of dementiaLately, I’ve been having trouble remembering things. My husband swears he told me something, but I have no recollection of the conversation. I’m only in my late 30s, so this is troubling – especially because my grandmother has dementia, and her mother did, too. Does this mean I’m at risk?

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How to Afford Assisted Living

affordable_ALOne of the concerns that many of us have, for our parents and/or ourselves, is whether we will be able to afford assisted living. The key to understanding what assisted living costs and how we’ll pay for this increasingly popular form of senior housing is good planning. Most likely, it’ll test your commitment to saving and using financial resources wisely.

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How to Deal with Dementia in the Elderly

dementia_with_daughterDealing with dementia in the elderly is best achieved with a person-centered approach. With more than 15 million people providing unpaid care for Alzheimer’s disease alone, the need to understand how to care for someone with dementia is paramount. (more…)

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These Three Things May Indicate Future Alzheimer’s

depressionDepression, anxiety, and agitation are possible indications of future development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study published in the American Academy of Neurology’s medical journal. (more…)

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Intergenerational Program Unites Memory Care With Local Youth

Intergenerational Program Unites Memory Care to Local Youth

Intergenerational Program Unites Memory Care to Local YouthIntergenerational programs has long been hailed as a valuable way to enrich the lives of all ages. A senior living memory care unit just implemented an innovative program to bring residents together with area youth, and are immediately seeing benefits. (more…)

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