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What Kind of Support Is Available When Caring for Your Elderly Parents?

A group of seniors sitting talking to each other and having a cup of tea in a senior living facility.

Caring for elderly parents is a noble act but can also be challenging and overwhelming. Understanding the available care options can relieve some of those burdens and help your parents receive proper care. Government support systems such as Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security can help with financial burdens. Home healthcare, assisted living communities, adult day […]

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Butter, Herbs, and Essential Oils: Do Any Foods Help Memory?

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As we age, it is common to experience a decline in memory function. Many seniors may worry about the effects of aging on their brain health and seek ways to maintain or improve their cognitive abilities. One question that often arises is whether certain foods, herbs, or essential oils can help support memory and brain […]

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Can a Person With Dementia Sell Their House to Move Into Memory Care?

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Dementia is a progressive disease that affects a person’s cognitive abilities and memory. As the disease progresses, it can become increasingly difficult for an individual with dementia to live independently. Many people with dementia eventually move into memory care communities to receive specialized care and support. This process can be complex and comes with responsibilities, […]

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How to Talk to a Parent With Dementia

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Aging is inevitable, yet it’s heartbreaking for children to see parents suffering from dementia. Memory loss and cognitive decline can make it challenging for people with dementia and their children.  Memory support provides custom care for loved ones with dementia. Living in a community with personalized services and amenities for people with dementia can lead […]

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Moving a Spouse to Memory Care: What to Know

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In life, you sometimes have to make difficult decisions. Moving a spouse to memory care can be one of those times. Memory decline and loss of cognitive impairment can impact a person’s day-to-day and quality of life.  At a certain point, family members and caregivers can struggle and feel like they can’t provide appropriate care […]

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10 Physical Activities for Seniors in Memory Care

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Getting Started Staying physically active has many health benefits for all ages. However, seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia can have physical and mental limitations, including problems with coordination, depression, or endurance. Memory support programs can help seniors discover and enjoy various activities tailored to their ability level. Memory care staff can work with seniors to […]

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Are Alzheimer’s & Dementia Different?

a senior woman sadly looks out to the distance

Alzheimer’s and dementia may differ, but they have a few things in common. Neither one is curable, and both require intensive 24/7 care in the later stages. Some assisted living homes offer special memory care services for people whose minds are affected by these terrible conditions. Even though there is no cure, both Alzheimer’s and […]

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Memory Care vs. Assisted Living: What’s the Difference?

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Know Your Options: Memory Care & Assisted Living You may have heard of the 3 most common options for senior living: nursing homes, assisted living, and memory care. Memory care can often be the easiest to understand, as it has specialized programs for memory support. But all 3 can share similarities, particularly in communities that […]

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