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7 Fun Indoor Activities for Seniors

It’s not always easy for older adults to venture out and participate in outdoor activities. Sometimes, you just want to stay at home, indoors, where it’s comfortable. But that doesn’t mean seniors need to resign themselves to a dull day in front of the TV. There are plenty of fun and engaging indoor activities that…

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How is Assisted Living Different from Independent Living?

As we or our loved ones age, the decision about where and how to live becomes increasingly important. Many older adults find themselves considering their options for assisted living and independent living, both of which can offer distinct advantages and cater to different needs.  Understanding the key differences between these two types of support can…

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Ways to Prevent Falls in Elderly with Dementia

Not only can a fall be serious for anyone, but for older adults with dementia, the effects can be catastrophic, including injuries, hospitalization, and a decline in overall health. As dementia progresses, individuals may experience challenges with mobility, coordination, and spatial awareness, increasing their susceptibility to falls.  Ralston Creek Neighbourhood has a variety of appealing…

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Ways to Help Improve Memory Loss in Seniors

There are numerous reasons a senior may develop memory loss challenges, but there are also habits and activities that can help improve seniors’ memory. Regular socialization, a healthy diet and lifestyle, learning new things, and physical activity can all benefit an older adult’s memory. Many senior living communities offer ways to support seniors’ health and…

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Your Complete Guide to Memory Care

As our loved ones age, their needs may change, especially when facing cognitive challenges like dementia. Providing the right care and support for someone with dementia can be daunting, but being well-informed about the condition and available resources can make all the difference. In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find valuable information on memory care, including…

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Top 10 Communication Tips for Dementia Caregivers

Effective communication is essential when caring for someone with dementia. As a caregiver, it’s crucial to understand how to communicate with your loved one in a way that promotes dignity, encourages independence, and fosters a positive environment. Dementia caregivers can enhance their communication through being patient and understanding, asking open-ended questions, and offering reassurance and…

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Staff Feature: Dion Maes

Dion Maes is our dedicated and compassionate care director at Ralston Creek Neighborhood, a senior living community located in Arvada, Denver, Colorado. Since joining the team in February 2022, Dion has been responsible for ensuring that the residents receive the highest level of care and attention to meet their healthcare needs. Leading a team of...

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How to Help Someone With Memory Loss?

Some minor memory loss, like forgetting where you placed your keys or the name of an acquaintance, is par for the course when aging. But memory loss related to dementia is not a normal part of aging. During the initial development of dementia, a close friend or family member often steps in to act as…

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

A simple act of kindness and sharing a talent can bring new life and joy to residents at an assisted living home. This was the case when a senior resident decided to give a piano lesson to another senior resident here at Ralston Creek Neighborhood. Neighbors helping neighbors. This piano lesson was a perfect example...

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