Memory Care

The BridgeHaven Learning Series at Mercy Retirement & Care Center

If you’re a caregiver for a loved one with dementia, you may find that communication sometimes can present challenges. Attempting to communicate about even simple things like meals can end in unexpected agitation or hostility. Fortunately, there are proven methods you can use to effectively communicate with your loved one. For example, keeping distractions, noise…

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The BridgeHaven Learning Series at AlmaVia of San Francisco

Did you know that physical environment can play a significant role in allowing dementia patients to thrive? Memory care communities carefully consider implementation of environmental design elements, including camouflaging and controlling potentially dangerous exits. Providing personal and private spaces, decorating distinct areas of common spaces and creating safe and therapeutic gardens are among the actions…

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The BridgeHaven Learning Series at AlmaVia of San Rafael

How much do you know about dementia? If a family member has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, you can benefit from learning more about the condition and how memory care services in an assisted living community can help. The BridgeHaven Learning Series: “Alzheimer’s & Related Dementia” provides three upcoming opportunities to…

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The BridgeHaven Learning Series at AlmaVia of Camarillo

How can you create an engaging and supportive environment for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or related dementia? An upcoming workshop sponsored by AlmaVia of Camarillo provides you with valuable information on forms of expression as diverse as interactive art creation, virtual visits to museums, poetry collages, seated yoga, volunteer opportunities and iconic movie clips…

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia: After the Diagnosis

If you’ve been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain. But by recognizing important next steps to take, you can survive the diagnosis — and even thrive. If you’ve been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain. But by…

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Minding Your Memory – Dementia and Alzheimer’s: What’s the Difference?

You may have noticed that the terms Alzheimer’s and dementia often are used interchangeably. While the two conditions can be similar, they also encompass important differences. Experts note that both conditions remain a mystery in many ways, which explains in part why they sometimes are mistaken for each other. While researchers say they need more…

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Boost Your Brain Power, Food For Thought

Your brain—if it only worked as well as it should, you’d always be able to find your keys, finish projects in half as much time and come up with those witty comebacks on the spot. The good news? Proper nutrition, lifestyle habits and the way you challenge your brain actually can enhance your mental capabilities.…

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Dementia – Spare the Truth

When someone you love has dementia: Coping strategies for caregivers Caring for a loved one who is ill requires patience and compassion, and when that loved one is suffering from dementia, the caregiver’s role can be especially challenging. Dementia is the name given to a group of conditions that involve a progressive loss of mental…

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Recognizing Alzheimers When it Strikes (10 warning signs)

When Mary stopped by her sister Sophia’s for coffee—at Sophia’s request— Sophia seemed surprised to see her. And Mary couldn’t help but notice that Sophia was wearing mismatched shoes. Sophia’s daughter noticed that her mother often forgot not only the names of her grandchildren, but that she even had grandchildren. Sophia’s family was seriously concerned…

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