• What Is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

    What Is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

    Millions of Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Over 35% of older adults aged 85 years and older have Alzheimer’s. If you or a loved one are exhibiting symptoms of dementia, you may be wondering how to tell Alzheimer’s vs. dementia differences. Are the two conditions different? If so, how do […]

  • Safe Exercises for Adults With Dementia

    Safe Exercises for Adults With Dementia

    Adults with dementia have a higher risk of injuries because they are more likely to become dizzy, have trouble with physical coordination, and fall. But physical activity is also important for people with dementia because it can help combat some unwanted symptoms of this common disease. Therefore, what can you do to make dementia exercise […]

  • Team Member Spotlight: Mary Anne Rodriguez

    Team Member Spotlight: Mary Anne Rodriguez

    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 […]

  • Alzheimer’s Memory Loss Myths

    Alzheimer’s Memory Loss Myths

    So you’re worried that you or a loved one may be showing the beginning signs of Alzheimer’s. You hop online to compare your symptoms against what “Dr. Google” says and you end up convinced that you not only have Alzheimer’s but that your brain is also being eaten by some rare type of amoeba. Don’t […]

  • Team Member Spotlight: Julie Downs

    Team Member Spotlight: Julie Downs

    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 and their community, 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 […]

  • How Quality of Life Can Improve in a Memory Care Community

    How Quality of Life Can Improve in a Memory Care Community

    When it comes to the care of your loved ones, it’s important to consider not only their physical care but also mental and emotional care. Some older adults experience Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other conditions that impact cognitive performance. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of people with Alzheimer’s dementia aged 65 and older […]

  • Ways To Help Friends Family Better Understand Dementia

    Ways To Help Friends Family Better Understand Dementia

    When you have a loved one with dementia, it becomes essential to understand what they are going through and how to interact with them positively. Even if you feel like you understand dementia pretty well, it is a good idea to help friends and family understand it. Then, your loved one can have as many […]

  • Five Stimulating Activities for Your Loved One with Dementia

    Five Stimulating Activities for Your Loved One with Dementia

    More than 50 million people around the world live with dementia. These people require extra love and attention. To better connect with the people you love and encourage healthy brain activity, it’s vital to engage in fun, brain-stimulating activities with them regularly. Here are five ideas for stimulating dementia activities you can try today. 1. […]

  • Inside Memory Care at Elder Care Alliance Communities

    Inside Memory Care at Elder Care Alliance Communities

    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 […]

  • Masking the Problem: A Non-Pharmacological Approach to Senior Care

    Masking the Problem: A Non-Pharmacological Approach to Senior Care

    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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