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When a family member has Alzheimer’s disease, the journey can be long and emotional. The highs and lows often leave families wondering if they are providing their senior loved one with the best possible quality of care. While each family’s journey is unique, there are some concerns many families share. Too often, they don’t realize how common the issues they are struggling with really are.
Most of us are familiar with depression and likely know someone who suffers from it. The American Psychiatric Association defines the condition as “a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act.” With proper medical intervention, it is often treatable.
The last 6 months have been difficult ones for senior living residents and families. Concerns about the coronavirus have kept many families apart from one another. Researchers continue to work on a vaccine and on ways to treat COVID-19. One thing we do know is that having a strong immune system is essential.
For many seniors, one of the best parts of summer is being able to spend time outdoors. This year that’s especially true. After months of being forced indoors because of winter weather and threats posed by the coronavirus, warmer temperatures and blue skies are a welcome relief. If you are looking for some safe activities to enjoy outside, your local farmers’ market might be one to consider.
The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging for everyone, but it can be especially disruptive for seniors with dementia, who may be accustomed to routines, communicate in non-traditional ways, and face other challenges that are heightened during this unusual time.
As the global COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic evolves, we continue to focus on the health and well-being of our residents and team members.
Concerns about COVID-19 have made it difficult for grandparents to visit with their grandkids in person. For many families, the forced separation has been one of the most difficult parts of riding out this global pandemic. Fortunately, technology makes it easy to connect from across the country or just across town.
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.
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