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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…

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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…

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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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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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When you assume the role of primary caregiver for a disabled, terminally ill, or elderly loved one, you enter into a new phase of your life. It can be pretty rewarding but also quite challenging. Perhaps the biggest challenge you face is not forgetting about yourself in your zeal to provide the best possible care…

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Holiday card making

As crooner Andy Williams sang, the holiday season is “the most wonderful time of the year.” This year’s holiday season is fast approaching. Time to dust off ye olde thinking cap – not to mention all those holiday decorations – and set about making this season the best ever for yourself and your family and…

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As the days get shorter and the weather turns colder, don’t let the changing season get you down. There’s no need to hibernate and close yourself off from fun activities. Since you live in one of our California communities, there are many indoor activities and San Francisco attractions you can enjoy year-round. Here are just…

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We all want a healthy and active brain. After all, that’s what keeps our cognitive functions, such as the following, sharp: Thinking Speaking Learning Remembering So how do you go about stimulating your brain? If you’ve never thought about it before, here are five excellent ways to stimulate your brain and keep it active and…

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