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Monthly Caregiver Support Group at Oaks at Douglasville

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 2 minute read

When you are the primary caregiver for a parent or family member, it is essential that you take the time to care for your own health. Neglecting your personal needs can lead to caregiver burnout. Preventing caregiver burnout is important to us at Oaks at Douglasville, an assisted living and memory care community in Douglasville, Georgia. One way to help with the stresses of providing care for your parent or relative is to participate in a caregiver support group.

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Jul 01
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Navigating Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 6 minute read

Alzheimer’s disease, no matter when it makes itself known, is challenging to cope with. Developing a good understanding of the disease and finding the right care is essential in order to delay the progression and manage symptoms.

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Jun 15
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Oaks June 2 Blog

Oaks Senior Living Shares How Nutrition Affects Inflammation

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

Throughout our lives, we have all experienced swelling and inflammation. Whether we have broken a bone, twisted an ankle, or cut a finger, the chances are that the injured area became swollen to some degree. This is a typical symptom to experience when an injury happens; however, it can become an issue when inflammation occurs without an apparent injury or cause.

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Jun 01
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Are You Prepared? Creating an Emergency Caregiver Plan

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

None of us want to think about something happening to our health, the health of an older parent, or even a natural disaster, but, in order to be prepared, it is necessary. Life happens and can quickly impact and change our daily lives. However, the more you plan and prepare, the less frantic you will be should an emergency situation occur.

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May 15
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Your Spouse Has Alzheimer's: Now What?

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 6 minute read

It hits you like a ton of bricks. “I’m sorry, but your husband/wife has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.” You have been noticing for a while that he or she is forgetful, or that he or she seemed confused when doing tasks that they had done forever, like making dinner, but you never expected this.

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May 01
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A Guide to the Eden Alternative® Approach to Senior Care

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

More and more senior living communities are becoming Eden Alternative® certified. This approach to senior living affects the whole way a community functions, including “the physical environment, organizational structure, and psycho-social interactions,” and it is a commitment to an elevated level of care.

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Apr 15
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Medication Safety Protecting the Senior in Your Life

Medication Safety: Protecting the Senior in Your Life

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

As we grow older, health conditions can arise that can lead to an uptick in the number of medications we need to manage them. With the number of prescriptions growing, it can be challenging to keep track of it all. This could lead to missed doses, mixing up medications, or other serious issues.

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Apr 01
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Senior Health Nutrition for Healthy Eyes as You Age

Senior Health: Nutrition for Healthy Eyes as You Age

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 4 minute read

Your eyes play a significant role in your everyday life, so it is important that you pay close attention to your eye health as you age. Our eyes can go through changes as we get older, making them more susceptible to complications. 

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Mar 15
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4 Common Types of Dementia

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

Dementia is a blanket term used to describe physical changes to the brain that cause memory loss and inhibit everyday tasks of the affected. What you may not know is that there are many different kinds of dementia.

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Mar 01
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Seniors Navigating Tax Season

Helping Seniors Navigate Finances & Tax Season

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

Tax season. These two words can bring a lot of anxiety and stress. It is a time of year that many of us dread. Tax season can be a difficult time, but it can be potentially more stressful for the senior in your life.

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