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Jun 15
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Senior Woman in Thought

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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Senior Woman in Thought

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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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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Feb 15
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Obtaining Power of Attorney When Your Parent has been Diagnosed with Dementia

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

When a parent or family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, it can be an overwhelming process trying to figure out what steps to take next, especially regarding the legal and financial aspects of their care.

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Feb 04
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Why is the COVID-19 Vaccine Important to Stop the Spread of the Virus?

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19, our society has been trying to figure out how to slow and stop the spread of the virus. We have been doing everything we can to end the pandemic while patiently awaiting a vaccine, from quarantining and social distancing to wearing masks and increasing sanitizing and cleaning practices.

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