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Aug 01
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Fighting Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by Oaks Senior Living

With the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease on the rise, it is important to identify early signs of the disease and how to prevent it. If your loved one starts showing early signs of Alzheimer’s, do not panic. You can help them fight cognitive deterioration and keep their brain sharp! Even before a diagnosis, it is a good idea to help them start these practices before any signs show. Just follow the best ways to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and remember: F.I.G.H.T.

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Nov 05
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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Oaks Senior Living

As a person ages, it is common to notice a decline in cognitive abilities. You may see a decline in your loved one's reasoning ability, memory, processing speed, and even vocabulary. While some cognitive decline comes with aging, abnormal or intense symptoms may be a sign of dementia or Alzheimer's.

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May 01
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Communication Strategies for Dementia

Posted by Oaks Senior Living

We communicate every day, especially with those we love. It is something that for most of us happens so naturally, effortlessly, that we can take it for granted. For seniors living with the advanced stages of dementia, that is not the case. Typically, most communication almost entirely ceases. For the loved ones around them, this heartbreaking side effect of dementia is a tough one to overcome. How can you connect with a person when you can no longer talk with them?

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

Posted by Oaks Senior Living

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.

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May 03
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8 Types of Behavior Often Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by Oaks Senior Living

Whether this seems to be due to memory and thinking, versus physical limitations such as pain, shortness of breath or physical disabilities

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Apr 25
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5 Ways to Improve your Memory

Posted by Oaks Senior Living

Are you feeling as if life is just flying by? Stop for a second and make note of this information. These nine tips will help save you some time, improve your memory and assist you moving forward.

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Apr 04
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How to curb the effects of Dementia in Senior Living & the Senior Living Community

How to Control the Effects of Dementia: Senior Living

Posted by Oaks Senior Living

Do you know how to manage the effects of Dementia? It is important to know how dementia develops and how crucial a healthy lifestyle plays into effect. We need to first understand the experiences of older adults that may lead to poor nutrition and eventually to dementia. We put together the best methods to curb the effects of dementia and enjoy more quality time with your loved one.

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Dec 30
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Historic Increase for Alzheimer’s Research, 2015: “Game changer”

Posted by Oaks Senior Living

Historically, 2015 has been one of the biggest years yet for Alzheimer’s research with awareness efforts ramped up from Hollywood and Congress increasing funds by 60% in June. Now, included in a budget proposal an astonishing 50% increase in Alzheimer’s research is expected to pass in Congress before the year-ends. 

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Nov 28
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The Importance of Group Support for Alzheimer Caregivers

OAKS SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR ALZHEIMER CAREGIVERS AND FOR OTHER TYPES OF DEMENTIA

Senior assisted living is a residential option for seniors who need help with some daily activities like traveling to appointments, cooking meals and maintaining the house. The decision to place your mother or father (or any relative or a loved one) into an assisted living facility is one of the toughest anyone can ever be asked to make. Senior assisted living can provide an array of personal care services to help lighten the load of a caregiver, Many communities help hem perform their day-to-day activities and also provide medical care. Alzheimer’s disease is common in people who are of the age 65 and above. The symptoms associated with the disease are: increased forgetfulness, confusion, loss of memory, declining ability to read and write, difficulty in concentrating and thinking, bad judgement and reasoning, the routine works may become a struggle and experiencing changes in personality and behavior. It becomes hard for patients and at times they are depressed and they tend to withdraw from the public. This may cause the care givers to go for support groups for help. Seniors assisted living comes in handy.

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Nov 18
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Creating a Senior Thanksgiving for All to Enjoy

Holidays with Seniors: A Successful Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving again! Millions of families across the country–and expats all over the world for that matter–are preparing themselves for turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, candied yams, and I won’t even mention the desserts! Year after year, it’s the same routine that we all know and love and stress over. That is, of course, until something or someone throws the routine for a loop. The common cause: an aging loved one, who is perhaps no longer the independent, lucid and physically capable person they’ve always been. No worries, you can create an enjoyable "Senior Thanksgiving" that your loved one will always remember.

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