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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Oct 21
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Budgeting for Elderly Care

Budgeting for elderly care and the costs of senior living facilities are as varied as seniors themselves. We will take a look at the things you need to consider when determining what you can afford and how to pay for it.

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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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Oct 12
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When to Consider Assisted Living

There comes a time when to consider assisted living and many people resist the idea of moving to an assisted living facility because it feels like a loss of independence. However, there are many levels of assisted living. We have ten reasons why it may be worth considering.

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Oct 07
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Sep 24
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When Every Penny Counts: Facts Surrounding Senior Financial Abuse

Senior Financial Abuse has reached an all time high. All may appear well but when you look deeper you find that your elderly friends, neighbors or associates are easy targets.

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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 10
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Preventing a Fall Can Make All the Difference for Seniors

Preventing a fall, and the resulting injuries, isn’t simply a matter of being more careful. Indeed, experts who have studied falls wish that people would take measures to protect themselves much as they do against heart disease or viral infections.

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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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