Senior Care

Preparing for Your Visit to Memory Care: What to Expect

When visiting a loved one who lives in a memory care community, you may not know exactly what to expect. If you have never had a loved one with memory loss or met anyone dealing with it before, you may be completely blindsided by how they act or who they have become. If you’ve never been to a memory care community, it can be a lot to take in. It’s important to know how to prepare yourself and other friends and family members before visiting a loved one in a memory care community, in order to have the most successful visit possible.

7 Benefits of Keeping Couples Together in Assisted Living

Benefits of Keeping Couples Together In Assisted Living

Keeping Senior Couples Together

From the moment your parents met, they were inseparable. They used to tell you stories about all the things they used to do together and the places they used to go. But now, their differing care needs are making it harder for them to continue the lifestyle they’ve always enjoyed together. A move for mom is imminent, and dad is beside himself because he may have to live apart from her for the first time in years. What do you do when a situation like this occurs? Do you simply allow your parents to be separated or do you find a solution that can keep them together?

Tips to Protect Seniors During Flu Season

Protecting Seniors During Flu Season

Influenza, otherwise known as the flu, is a common viral infection that many people face during the dreaded “flu season” that occurs from around October until May. With symptoms including high fever, aching muscles, chills, sweating, headache, fatigue, nasal congestion, sore throat and dry coughing, this virus is no fun for anyone.

Seniors with Dementia Benefit From Exercising At Home

At Home Exercises

Seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia often have trouble being in loud, crowded areas. When overwhelmed or overstimulated, they become agitated and restless and they may even start to wander. Many times, seniors with dementia prefer quiet, one-on-one interactions, which can make some everyday activities a little more difficult to partake in. One of these is exercise. Many gyms can be loud and full of strange noises that can confused loved ones with dementia, so that leaves it to us to find ways seniors can effectively exercise at home.

Tips on the Best Music Playlists for Your Loved One with Dementia

Tuned In: The Top Music Playlists for Loved Ones with Dementia

Top Playlist for Seniors

In the words of English playwright and poet William Congreve, “Music has charms to soothe a savage breast.”

Although Mr. Congreve was not referring to the soothing power of music used in the care of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, he very well could have. In fact, his words effectively describe some of the most valuable benefits of music in dementia care today.

How to Prevent Heat Stress in Seniors

Preventing High Temperature-Related Stress in Seniors

Because of the changes in seniors’ bodies as they age, they become less able to regulate their body temperature and have a harder time adjusting to rapid changes in heat. As a result of their lessened ability to adjust to higher temperatures, it is essential to know the first signs of heat stress and what you can do to protect your loved one or yourself from heat-related illnesses.

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