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Helping Aging Parents Transition into Assisted Living Residences

Moving into an assisted living community involves major changes in an aging parent's life. Once you and your parents have decided that moving to an assisted living community is the best choice for them, it is important to fully understand the changes involved with helping your parent feel comfortable in their new home. For the…

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Reverse the Signs of Aging in the Brain by Dancing

As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer's disease. A new study shows that older people who routinely partake in physical exercise can reverse the signs of aging in the brain, and dancing has the most profound effect. "Exercise has the…

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Is Your Loved One Developing Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms Part of Alzheimer’s disease awareness is knowing the symptoms so you can know whether a loved one may be developing it. The symptoms include: Memory Loss – People may forget things they’ve learned as well as dates and events. They may also ask for the same information over and over again. Trouble…

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Strategies for Moving a Parent to Assisted Living

Moving a parent, even a willing one, into assisted living, or senior living facility, is fraught with emotion. Your parents may mourn the loss of their younger years, their independence, the home they built. They could be scared about aging, making new friends, finding their way in a new place. You may be mourning all…

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Manage Care for Yourself or a Loved One, Part V

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than five million Americans. In the next several blogs, you can find out more about Alzheimer’s and how you can manage care for yourself or a loved one. This post will address Caring for Someone Else. Caring for Someone Else In most cases, the…

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Manage Care for Yourself or a Loved One, Part IV

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than five million Americans. In the next several blogs, you can find out more about Alzheimer’s and how you can manage care for yourself or a loved one. This post will address Living With Your Disease. Living with Your Disease, Life after Diagnosis If…

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Manage Care for Yourself or a Loved One, Part II

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than five million Americans. In the next several blogs, you can find out more about Alzheimer’s and how you can manage care for yourself or a loved one. This post will address understanding Your Disease. Understanding Your Disease Quick Facts About Alzheimer's Disease •  …

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Manage Care for Yourself or a Loved One, Part I

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than five million Americans. In the next several blogs, you can find out more about Alzheimer’s and how you can manage care for yourself or a loved one. This post will address Healthy Living. Healthy Living If you are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, regular exercise…

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Four Considerations of Alzheimer’s and Assisted Living

Learn about the factors that will help you know when it is time for someone to move to assisted living. As children become aware of a parent's dementia (possibly Alzheimer’s), many conversations ensued about the “what ifs.” “What if she lives longer than Dad does – what will we do?” “If it is Alzheimer’s –…

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