Maybe you’ve noticed recently that you’re more lethargic than usual or that you just aren’t interested in things this week. Maybe you’ve noticed concentration problems or that you’re more anxious than usual. You’re tired, irritated, and distracted. These are all common signs of depression. Depression has many different causes and symptoms, but one thing plays […]
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While we still don’t know for sure what causes Alzheimer’s disease, we can see its effects clearly. It’s the most common form of dementia, and many who find themselves in memory care are dealing with its symptoms. Because it’s so common, many assisted living communities provide special amenities and activities for people with Alzheimer’s. But […]
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Surviving a heart attack can feel like you have a new lease on life. While only 1 in 5 people who have had a heart attack have a second heart attack within five years, you are at increased risk. However, having one heart attack doesn’t mean you will have another. The good news is that […]
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Being the primary caregiver of someone is a demanding job. And in some cases, it can become very overwhelming. Short-term respite care—or simply respite care—is designed to give caregivers much needed (and deserved) rest. All the best intentions and love in the world won’t prevent caregiver fatigue. There comes a certain point where you simply […]
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Aging brings change, but plenty of it is normal. Older adults may need a little more help, but they can still live happy and healthy lives. Whether your loved one lives at home or in an assisted living community, you can help them take care of themselves as they transition into a new phase of […]
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Knowing when to finalize your will can be a difficult but incredibly important process. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to drafting and finalizing your will. Getting Started A will allows you to distribute property and assets to whomever you wish or to dispose of these things in the manner you choose. […]
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Choosing a power of attorney can be a difficult process, but it’s an important part of lifetime planning and can help to protect your assets later in life. Here’s our guide to help you choose your power of attorney. What Is a Power of Attorney? Assigning a power of attorney is the act of appointing […]
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Talking about assisted living care can be incredibly difficult, and although there are many resources for children looking to start the challenging conversation with their parents, the same cannot be said for proactive parents. Rather than waiting for your children to make the decision for you, we recommend that you start the conversation early so that you […]
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No matter our age, every one of us can adopt a few new habits to boost our health and happiness. By eating well, exercising often, and getting enough sleep, you can reduce your risk of serious illness and improve your overall quality of life throughout your golden years. Let’s break down the benefits of some […]
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Communicating with an individual who suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s can be challenging. As the illness progresses, communication becomes increasingly difficult as they struggle to remember ideas, articulate their thoughts, and manage their emotions. Despite these struggles, it’s incredibly important to continue to communicate with these individuals, as those relationships help promote better self-esteem, sense […]
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