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How to Talk to Someone with Short-Term Memory Loss

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It can be frustrating and challenging communicating with someone who is suffering from short-term memory loss, but there are steps you can take to make the communication process smoother and more effective.  With a bit of knowledge concerning memory care, you can learn how to approach caring for someone with short-term memory loss without experiencing […]

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What Causes Caregiver Burnout?

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Caring for a loved one can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it also puts caregivers at risk of burnout. Many factors contribute to caregiver burnout, such as the emotional demands of caregiving, conflicting demands, the ambiguity of roles, workload, and lack of privacy.  Understanding the causes and symptoms to look out for, as well […]

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Can Diabetes Cause Memory Loss?

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It’s estimated that more than 37 million Americans have diabetes, and are responsible for managing high blood pressure and the other symptoms that come with the condition.   If not properly managed, diabetes can lead to more severe complications and harm your overall health, including cognitive issues like memory loss. If the challenges of managing diabetes […]

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Does Early Onset Alzheimer’s Progress Faster?

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Under normal circumstances, deciding how you want to live when you retire isn’t typically a complicated decision. And no one wants to think how the possibility of needing memory care after developing Alzheimer’s or dementia could affect their retirement decision, let alone wondering about developing it earlier in life. As if Alzheimer’s wasn’t destructive enough […]

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Senior Safety: Preventing Falls in the Bathroom

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Bathroom use can become more difficult for seniors with time, making falls a greater risk. However, these falls are preventable, whether with a specially designed or better-organized bathroom.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 3 million seniors visit the emergency room yearly for falls. With the risk falls can have for older […]

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Do You Bring Your Own Furniture to Assisted Living?

The photo, shows a common living area for patients inside an assisted living facility, there's a four-sitter gray colored couch, and a long wooden center table, and on the side of the room, there are several four-seater wooden tables and metal frame chairs.

Furnishing Your New Home There are many benefits to moving into a senior living community. Without the responsibilities of home care and household chores, seniors can focus on activities and experiences that help them thrive. Yet, moving to a new space means making a moving plan—and deciding what to take with you. Before you can […]

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