• 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

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 […]

  • Why Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Alzheimer’s Are Successful

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    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 […]

  • How to Begin the Search for Senior Living

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    Many older Americans start to consider a change in their community and care as they get older. Some are looking for help with everyday responsibilities. In contrast, others would like a community of people their age who are engaged in day trips, game nights, communal meals, and a healthy, active lifestyle. If you are considering […]

  • Occupational Therapy Helps Those With Alzheimer’s

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    In 2021, 6.2 million people age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. That means one in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s dementia, and seventy-two percent are age 75 and older. By 2050, the number of older adults who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia […]

  • Benefits of Reminiscence Therapy for the Aging

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    For both older adults and their loved ones, the logistics often involved with getting older, like juggling medication schedules and installing safety equipment, can be a struggle. It’s easy to lose sight of the happy, independent person that someone once was when they were younger and more mobile in that struggle. If the older adult […]

  • How Music Can Benefit Seniors

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    Music is a powerful thing. Perhaps more than any other human activity, music has the ability to cross cultural boundaries and unify people with its power.  However, music is especially powerful when it comes to the mental and physical well being of seniors. There is even such a thing as music therapy. In this older […]

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