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Thanksgiving with Aunt Suzi

Today was a very special day for Suzi. She lived in an assisted living home and had the opportunity to participate in the home’s memory care program. She began having some issues with memory several years back, and her loving family had ensured she had all the resources necessary to continue living life to the...

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Assisted Living: why they’ll love it

It was a brisk October day in Colorado. The leaves were colorful and the holidays right around the corner. Ray Solero enjoyed the fall season. Although he lived in an assisted living community, his children lived close by and often visited him and took him for outings. He especially enjoyed it when they picked him...

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Memory Care: solutions for your elderly loved one

Karl was approaching his mid 70’s when his family noticed he was having memory deficiencies. He was having trouble remembering simple things, like which month of the year it was, or which street he lived on. Karl’s family made sure he received extensive medical care and it was determined that Karl suffered from dementia. As...

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A Visit With Grandma

It was a beautiful August day. Jean Perry was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her granddaughter. At age 19, Emma was able to drive to see her grandmother in her assisted living community. Ever since she had obtained her drivers license, she would make the trip to the community every Friday after school. And now...

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Brain Games

What’s going on? An elderly friend kept asking. “I am forgetful. I lost my keys. I can’t remember if I took my medications today. Is this a sign of something terrible?” If you are still at a young age, you might be thinking this sounds a lot like your life. Not a big deal. But for someone in their senior years, there is always the nagging thought that it could signal something more significant. Perhaps dementia or Alzheimer’s disease slowly catching up? It is important to have the proper health care professionals involved to ensure that nothing is missed. In the meantime, it’s important to keep mentally vital. There are so many ways to keep an engaged and active mind. Here are some activities that may keep you or a senior family member interested and mentally stimulated.

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