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Communication and Dementia: 7 Strategies for Success

Posted by Carly Blanchett on Aug 23, 2018 1:18:09 PM

It’s difficult to witness a loved one progressing through memory loss, most often seen in the form of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, as it gets worse over time. Forgetfulness strikes imposing severe ailments not only in their life, but the lives of those around them.

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Topics: caregivers, memory care, dementia, early dementia, alzheimers, memory loss, emotions, communication, nonverbal communication, americare senior living, americare, progressive

Parkinson's and Assisted Living: A Step-By-Step Guide

Posted by Carly Blanchett on Jun 1, 2018 9:46:49 AM

Caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s can be rewarding and feel like the right thing to do, but sometimes as the disease progresses, we have to start considering other options like senior care and assisted living.

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Topics: memory care, parkinson's, parkinson's disease, assisted living, americare, americare senior living, elderly, aging care, finances, senior living, financial planning, memory loss, care tips, plans for elders

How to Spot Early Signs of Dementia

Posted by Carly Blanchett on May 22, 2018 10:14:34 AM

It’s important to pay attention to our loved ones as they age, as many age-related diseases can cause significant changes to their well-being and overall state. There are signs and symptoms that can help you gauge whether your loved one is developing dementia.

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Topics: dementia, memory loss, early dementia, americare, americare senior living, reading, writing, Alzheimer's Association, alzheimers, memory care

5 Types of Senior Living and Why You Should Know Them

Posted by Carly Blanchett on Apr 6, 2018 12:16:28 PM

Not all senior living facilities are created equal, nor should they be. The senior living options are growing and becoming more specialized to fit the upcoming baby boomer needs, but the options that currently exist are important to consider, as they vary from type-to-type with specific design and amenity options to fit the many and unique needs of the aging population.

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Topics: Alzheimer's Association, assisted living, memory care, memory loss, dementia, americare senior living, americare, rehab, rehab-to-home, skilled nursing

6 Holiday Tips for Caregivers

Posted by Matt Crosson on Dec 18, 2015 12:26:17 PM

The holiday season is meant to be a time of joy, laughter, and togetherness for families. However, when acting as a caregiver for a senior diagnosed with memory loss, holidays can become full of stress and disappointment. Seniors suffering from memory loss often feel overwhelmed and confused during busy holiday events, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a good time. Here are some things to consider when accommodating a person with memory loss.

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Topics: seniors, care tips, memory loss

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