Salmon dish on a plate

As an older adult, your dietary needs have changed over time. Your body may require more nutrients to maintain bone density, muscle mass, and energy levels. One of the best diets for older adults is the MIND diet (also known as the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet). At Elder Care Alliance, we understand how…

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Team member assists senior resident with tablet

Memory care – it sounds simple enough, but what exactly is it? Well, it is a senior living community built to care for older adults who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. When at-home care is no longer sufficient or potentially un-safe for your loved one a memory care community is an option. Memory…

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Doctor lo0oking at teeth xrays

As we grow older, our teeth and gums sometimes require specialized care. This is normal and is something every older adult should expect. While children are often encouraged to brush their teeth vigorously, older adults need to treat their gum tissue with more gentleness. Here are some oral care tips to follow to get the…

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Resident Assistant helps woman

Is it time to find the ideal senior living solution for a loved one? There are things you can do to narrow your options and make sure your loved one ends up in a community that’s a good fit. When looking for the right senior living community, consider the following considerations. Then, write them down…

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Pastor Jerry Cooper

Every month we invite one of our team members to sit down with us and tell us more about their journey to Elder Care Alliance, their role now, and their insights into older adult care. We are excited to share the expertise and knowledge of our many team members who every day come to work…

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Older man and woman hold hands and hug

A baby cries, and we soothe it. But, when our older adult parent suffering from dementia has an outburst, how do we handle that? Sometimes these non-memory-related symptoms such as aggressiveness, agitation, or even delusions, the first treatment plan is to go to antipsychotic medications. But, more often than not, these drugs mask real issues…

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Older woman praying

It may seem strange to talk about ways in which to find purpose in your later years. After all, you’ve undoubtedly always lived a purposeful life, at least throughout your adult life. Whether that purpose was growing your business, “growing” your children, contributing to society, your life was a busy and purposeful one. But what…

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Older man and woman look at book

The words “dementia” or “Alzheimer’s” can often elicit fear for us. We instantly think about what a loved one will lose if we hear that diagnosis. Dementia doesn’t have to mean you are losing out on your life. Cognitive skills may diminish, but every person can grow. That is the fundamental philosophy behind I’m Still…

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Holiday cookies

There’s no question that the past two years have, at best, been highly stressful. For most of us, masks and social distancing have become necessary ways of life. Nevertheless, although the pandemic may change how you celebrate the upcoming holidays, it need not ruin them. Some advance planning and creativity can still result in you,…

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Josephine Davis

Every month we invite one of our team members to sit down with us and tell us more about their journey to Elder Care Alliance, their role now, and their insights into older adult care. We are excited to share the expertise and knowledge of our many team members who come to work every day…

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