Category Archives: Assisted Living

How to Talk With a Parent About the Symptoms of Dementia

Joseph Coupal  Watching your parents age can be difficult and when signs of dementia appear, it can be harder than ever. Talking to parents about these changes may seem overwhelming, but having the tough conversation now can lead to an earlier diagnosis and will help everyone better cope with the changes. How to Recognize Early…

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5 Strategies for Talking About Assisted Living with Aging Parents

Joseph Coupal  Have the discussion as early as possible, preferably before a health crisis strikes. Having the conversation before a health emergency occurs can afford you and your loved one the opportunity to methodically discuss plans to tackle a host of issues, like downsizing and getting rid of extra possessions, figuring out finances and gathering…

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Garden Therapy for Memory Care Residents

Joseph Coupal At Spring Arbor Senior Living, our philosophy is to make every day special for our residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. As a result, we are always discovering new and invigorating ways to engage and stimulate our residents. Our Gardening Therapy program is a prime example! Research shows that…

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Music Can Revive Memories in Dementia Patients

Josheph Coupal Modern researchers have now discovered that music can soothe those suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at University of Utah Health recently tested whether they could alleviate anxiety in patients with dementia by playing familiar music to them using headphones and a hand-held music device. Anxiety and agitation are two of the…

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