Dec 01
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Finding the Right Senior Care Community

Your Elderly Loved One Deserves Only the Best Senior Care Community!

Finding the right senior care community for your loved ones who can no longer live alone can be a challenge. However, most modern senior care facilities are not the dreary and impersonal institutions of yesteryear. By talking over this decision with your elderly loved ones and doing diligent research, you can find a senior community that will not only see to their medical and personal needs, but improve their quality of life.

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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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Nov 10
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6 Fall Activities for the Elderly & Caretakers

Keeping activities for the elderly interesting and fun can prove to an enormous challenge for caretakers. Fall is the most nostalgic season, evocative of cool days spent picking apples, carving pumpkins, and walking through the woods. When older adults cannot do extensive amounts of physical activity due to health conditions, there are still a number of seasonal activities they can participate in. Here are just a few ways to celebrate the season and bring the outdoors indoors for your senior.

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Oct 15
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How Music Therapy Activities Benefit Dementia

The use of music therapy activities in senior living communities is known to have positive effects on elderly people suffering from Alzheimer’s and other memory loss issues. Music has power—especially for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. And it can spark compelling outcomes even in the very late stages of the disease.

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Sep 22
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Sep 19
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Creative Connecting with Sufferers of Alzheimer's | Oaks Senior Living Communities

Finding Ways to Connect During Visits with Family Members & Friends Who Suffer from Alzheimer's

Expert help from Oaks Senior Living Communities

Alzheimer is a form of dementia that generally causes a problem in memory, behavior and thinking. It is difficult to recognize the disease in its early stages and the behavioral changes are generally attributed to stress and aging. But in the course of time the problems become severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. It is one of the most common forms of dementia. More than 60-80% of dementia patients are diagnosed with Alzheimer.

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Sep 15
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Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver

Caring for yourself as a caregiver - How to take care of yourself so you can take of your elderly loved one

There are an estimated 50-million volunteer family caregivers in the United States. Did you know that eighty-percent of the daily care of the chronically sick in the US is continuously given by volunteer family caregivers?

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Sep 08
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What is Lewy Body Dementia and its Signs?

Most people associate dementia with Alzheimer's disease. But 1.3 million Americans have another form of dementia called Lewy body dementia or dementia with Lewy bodies. This progressive neurological disorder is named for the Lewy bodies -- tiny deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein -- found in certain areas of the brain. Over time, these proteins accumulate and cause the death of brain cells. This results in impairments in certain cognitive functions, such as memory, language processing, emotions and behavior, as well as control of movement.

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Jul 17
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Easy Test That Provides Method of Early Detection for Alzheimer’s

The one thing you won’t believe is affected – and we can use it for early detection for Alzheimer's

A new test to detect the onset of Alzheimer’s doesn’t involve memory games, labs, or equipment. All you need is peanut butter. University of Florida researchers have experimented with how Alzheimer’s patients sense of smell changes once the disease progresses, and they think they have figured out a way to tell if there is a chance that the disease may develop. Catching the disease early may allow for better treatment options and a slower progression.

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