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Enjoying Summer Traditions With Loved Ones

Summer is in full swing and with the warm weather and long days comes much-anticipated family get-togethers. If you have loved ones who experience memory loss, it can be challenging to ensure that they remain involved or included in activities they always look forward to.

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Rita Provides Tips For Seniors With Memory Loss

Visiting loved ones who are experiencing memory loss can be disheartening.  What happens when they cannot remember you’ve planned a visit? Rita Altman, Vice President, Memory Care and Programming for Sunrise, has provided one of our blog readers with helpful tips for interacting with a person who has memory loss:

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Ask Rita: Submit Your Questions To Our Memory Care Expert

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, dementia or memory loss opens up a world that can be challenging and uncertain for caregivers and loved ones.  Often, the amount of information available is overwhelming and specific needs can go unanswered.  To help fill that void, Sunrise is proud to announce a new feature of our blog – “Ask Rita.”

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A Day in the Life of a Life Enrichment Manager

Celebrating the joy of every day is an important part of the Sunrise Signature Experience. Thousands of dedicated team members work each day to make sure every resident at Sunrise experiences joy, purpose, and hope. For our residents with memory loss, our Life Enrichment Managers (LEMs) help adapt activities based on each individual’s unique life story, skills and interests in a way that enriches their mind, body and spirit.

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Creating a Home for Seniors with Memory Loss

At Sunrise, all of our communities are designed to look and feel just like home so residents can enjoy all the comforts they want while receiving the care and services they need.  The same is true for our residents with memory loss.

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How Pets Create Pleasant Days for Sunrise Residents

At Sunrise, we focus on providing the comforts of home, which includes bringing pets into our residents’ lives. Caring for animals not only offers companionship, but has so many other health benefits for seniors, especially those who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory loss.

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Be a Better Caregiver in 2012

With the start of the New Year, no doubt we are all sitting down to write our resolutions of things we should do differently or strive for in 2012. While you are reflecting on what improvements or changes to make, I encourage you to consider ways you can be better at one of your most important roles – caregiver for a loved one.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Memory Care

In honor of Sunrise’s 30th anniversary, I recently wrote a blog article for the Huffington Post that illustrates how far we have come in the past 30 years in understanding and providing care for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

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