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Nutrition and the Older Adult: Which Foods Improve or Protect Memory?

Can food choices help improve your memory? It’s a question researchers have been exploring. Some believe a diet including healthy amounts of certain foods may even help prevent or delay the onset of dementia.

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Meet the Caregivers: Tips for Building a Relationship with Staff at an Assisted Living Community

If a senior in your life has recently moved to an assisted living community, they probably feel excited and a little overwhelmed. Both are common soon after the transition. As a loved one, you might be experiencing similar feelings. Going from hands-on caregiving to more of a support role can be an adjustment.

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Live With Purpose: How Programming Enriches Daily Life at Sunrise

At Sunrise, we design programs and activities that help enrich the mind, body and spirit. Since we first opened our doors, programming has played a huge role in daily life in our communities. Hear more from our senior vice president of Memory Care & Program Services, Rita Altman, on how we’ve evolved and what the future may hold.

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How the Family Medical Leave Act Can Be Helpful for Caregivers

The role of family caregiver can be demanding. Some days might not seem to have enough hours to get everything done. Other days you’ll manage things fairly easily. If you have a job outside the home, caregiving duties might require you to take more time off than normal.

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How to Manage the Conversation about Assisted Living

At different points in our lives, we are forced to have difficult conversations with friends or family members. Many adult children say it is especially tough to broach the subject of moving to an assisted living community with an aging parent. It can be so intimidating that adult children often delay the conversation until a crisis occurs.

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Common Reasons Older Adults End Up in the Emergency Room

Emergencies happen from time to time but are more common as we age. In fact, older adults visit hospital emergency rooms at higher rates than most other age groups. Research shows 16 percent of adults age 65 and older are patients in a hospital emergency room (ER) each year.

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Helping an Adult with Dementia Maintain a Healthy Diet

Caring for a senior loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease requires figuring out how to overcome unique challenges. One is making mealtime go smoothly. For example, an adult with Alzheimer’s might have trouble manipulating silverware or staying focused on tasks associated with eating. Identifying challenges and developing strategies to work around them are key to helping an older adult with Alzheimer’s maintain healthy nutrition.

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Busting 4 Common Myths about Senior Nutrition

The myths surrounding senior nutrition are plentiful. While some aren’t harmful, others may keep an older adult from getting the protein, vitamins, and minerals needed to stay healthy. We’ll bust some of the common myths surrounding senior nutrition and share resources for planning healthy meals during retirement.

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