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Jul 15
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Understanding Memory Loss: 4 Common Misconceptions

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

There is still so much that we do not know about the brain. Weighing only about three pounds, it is amazing that this organ is in charge of how the rest of the body operates, including how we formulate and recall memories.

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Jul 01
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Finding Purpose in Retirement: Safe Volunteer Opportunities for Older Adults

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

One of the many benefits of senior living communities in Georgia is that they can help provide purpose. Living purposefully is crucial to healthy aging, improving your self-confidence, and promoting mental and physical well-being. Having a reason to get out of bed in the morning helps us take control of each day and live life to the fullest.

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Jun 15
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Depression, Anxiety, and the Impact on Cognitive Health

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

Depression and anxiety can affect individuals at any age. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that “about one out of every six adults will have depression at some time in their life.” This is equivalent to 16 million American adults every year.

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Jun 01
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Overcoming Concerns About Moving to Senior Living

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

Change is how we grow. Putting ourselves into new and unfamiliar situations helps us to become the people we are and experience life in a different way. Some changes even help us improve our quality of life and make us happier. 

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May 15
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Setting the Record Straight: Myths About Assisted Living Debunked

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

There is a stigma around senior living. A common belief is that assisted living communities are stale and have an institutionalized feel. While this idea of senior care may have been true in the past, assisted living and senior living communities have modernized and evolved over the last few decades.

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May 01
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The Power of Pictures: Using Photographs to Stimulate Memories

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

Photographs have the power to make us feel something. Whether the picture brings up pleasant memories or is from that awkward phase in your life, looking at the image reminds you of that time.

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Apr 15
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Promoting Safety Throughout Our Oaks Senior Living Communities

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

At Oaks Senior Living, the health and safety of residents, our team members, and their families is our highest priority. Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have been implementing new protocols and safety measures to help ensure the health and wellness of all members in our communities.

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Apr 01
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5 Conditions that Imitate Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

When a parent or family member begins experiencing memory loss or other symptoms that are commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease, it may cause concern that he or she is developing a form of dementia. 

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Mar 15
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Senior Couple Downsizing

Does the Thought of Downsizing Your Home Overwhelm You?

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

You’re not alone! Moving, no matter the circumstances, is never an enjoyable experience. While it can be exciting as you anticipate living in your new home, the actual packing and moving process can be overwhelming and stressful. This is especially true when downsizing your home and deciding what to keep and what to part ways with.

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Mar 01
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Understanding Arthritis Pain & Managing Symptoms

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

While the term “arthritis” is commonly used, it is less widely understood. While your mind may immediately go to joint pain, it’s important to understand that arthritis is more than that. 

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