It hits you like a ton of bricks. "I am sorry, but your husband has Alzheimer's." You just learned your spouse has Alzheimer's. You have noticed for awhile that he was forgetful, or seemed confused with tasks he had done forever, like repairing the sink, but you never expected this.
It is well-known and scientifically proven that interaction with a gentle, friendly pet has significant benefits. A dog can invoke so much joy amongst a group of seniors. Dogs are a connection to the past, to family, to children and grandchildren, to a less complicated time when major success was teaching your dog to fetch the ball. Dogs represent camaraderie, loyalty, and faith. They are dependable, upbeat, compassionate, and they remind us of what it means to love unconditionally.
February is American Heart Month - first declared in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. He dedicated American Heart Month to bringing awareness to cardiovascular health and educating the population on the risks of heart disease. Since 1964, cardiovascular and heart disease has become the number one killer of both men and women.
He has a beautiful family beginning with his three children; Tommy, David, and Diane. He also has six grandchildren; Jake, Leigh Anne, Dana, Derek, Spike, & Leslie, all of whom are very successful and make him proud! June also has five great-grandchildren; Sola, Sawyer, Jack, Drew, and Charlie.
June’s greatest life achievement other than his family was his military experience. He was in WWII-Invasion at Normandy, D+1. One of the greatest generations that fought for our freedom and the life of his kids/grandkids/great grandkids.
When working, he had an extremely dedicated work ethic and sense of responsibility. He NEVER missed a day of work sick EVER! His work ethic was present for all 60 years of his career working six days a week. He still maintains “You just do what you gotta do.”
He is an excellent provider of love and pride for his family. “He made us somebody and made us act like somebody,” said his daughter, Diane. Everyone loves June! He has the kindest, gentlest spirit. He is our “Front door watchman” greeting everyone who enters and leaves from Oaks at Braselton. We know him as the steadfast and loyal June that we all love!
Gone may be the days of headlocks and tattle-telling, but it is only natural for you and your siblings to squabble from time to time, even in adulthood. When sensitive family situations arise, like discussing senior living options for your aging parent, conflict and disagreements can be common among siblings. Sure, everyone wants what’s best for mom or dad, but respecting and considering everyone's points of view can be a delicate balancing act.
Mr. Bill was born on February 13, 1926, in Florida. He lived with his father - Dr. Isaac; mother - Annie Cornelia; and his sister Cloe, which he adored very much. At an early age Bill was always interested in airplanes, but when he enlisted in the Navy during World War II as a pilot, his love for airplanes grew. Outside of his love for airplanes, Mr. Hunter involved himself in many other activities such as dancing, water skiing, listening to music, reading books and partaking in church events. He has 2 sons, 1 daughter, and 3 grandchildren that he loves very much.
You had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones but noticed that your parent was not their usual self. Some things you may have seen were unopened personal mail or bills, letters from the bank about overdue payments or overdrawn balances, mail piled up in their mailbox, or the house not as clean as they usually keep it. All of these signs and much more are common signs that your mom may need to explore assisted living or potentially memory care.
You will quickly realize from meeting Spike his love for everything Clemson! He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina before relocating to Key Stone Heights, Florida. Spike's sister, Ann, still lives in Florida. His father was killed while working as an ironworker when he was only six. From then on his mother raised them through her work as a nurse.
Wintertime poses a hard climate to stay active and have fun in, especially for seniors. Because seniors are stuck indoors because of the cold for a month at a time, their mental and physical health can often decline. So what's a senior to do?
A senior-friendly activity we recommend is gardening – yes even in the winter. December 5th marks World Soil Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about soil quality. One of the most vital parts of our ecosystem, soil affects everything from water and food to climate change.