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A symptom of dementia most people are familiar with is forgetfulness. Confusion is another. These are the two that are talked about most often. But there are other signs of the disease that aren’t as obvious. If you are an adult child of a senior who is exhibiting some changes in personality or behavior, you may be wondering if something is wrong.
In the days before the COVID-19 crisis, family members were a familiar sight at Sunrise communities across the country. Whether it was visiting, participating in activities, volunteering, or stopping by to pick up a loved one for lunch, families have always been an integral part of our residents’ daily lives. As have partnerships with local care agencies and vendors, including hospice.
One out of every 20 deaths in the United States is the result of a stroke. In fact, every 40 seconds, someone in this country experiences one. In honor of National Stroke Month, recognized every year in May, we offer more insight about these brain attacks and the signs that one may be happening to someone you care about.
The isolation many may experience due to expanded social distancing and infection control protocols amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has required families to solve challenges they might never have considered before. From where to order face masks to how to have groceries delivered to a senior’s home, loved ones have had to learn a lot about a new way of living. Additionally, finding new ways to virtually connect with aging family members when in-person visits aren’t possible as become very important.
To Our Sunrise Family:
It’s no secret that men are less likely to visit the doctor on a regular basis compared to women. Some men only see the doctor when they can’t shake a serious illness. This approach does not promote healthy aging. That’s because prevention is the key to avoiding potential life-threatening health conditions. Waiting until a serious medical issue arises might make treatment less effective or even unavailable.
COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, has driven people around the globe to practice social distancing in an effort to quell the disease’s spread. It’s hard for all of us to forego restaurants, movies, concerts, or just simple gatherings with friends. But this reality can be especially challenging for families who have a loved one living in a senior living community.
June 6, 1944, is a date forever embedded in history. On that day, in the early morning hours, Allied forces staged the largest invasion the world had ever seen. It was an assault against Hitler and German positions on the beaches of Normandy, France.
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