Gift for a Loved One with Dementia

Gift for a Loved One with Dementia

We gather during the holiday season to express gratitude for what we have, the family we love, the friends we cherish and the blessings to come. However, it’s important for those with memory loss to maintain familiar and regular schedules to avoid additional...
10 Festive Holiday Activities for Seniors

10 Festive Holiday Activities for Seniors

Oh what fun!  Throughout the month of December, residents at our communities are encouraged to participate in Santa-approved activities and experience the magic of the season. It’s all about spending time together and enjoying good company as older adults.  The...
Nutrition and Older Adults:  Snacking

Nutrition and Older Adults: Snacking

Health problems, medications and changes in taste are just a few factors leading to unintentional weight loss and malnutrition in older adults. Appetites often decline with aging and consuming three large meals each day may become a daunting task. However, snacking...
Signs Your Aging Parents Need Help

Signs Your Aging Parents Need Help

America is getting older, with adults 65 or older comprising about 15 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, according to the Pew Research Center. But older adults typically prize their...
Memory Care Innovations to Feel at Home

Memory Care Innovations to Feel at Home

Refreshed indoor and outdoor design may benefit residents with dementia. Attractive colors, improved design and easier ability for people with dementia to spend safe time outdoors: Memory care residences are trying to create more-engaging living spaces. Some offer...
Innovative Activities at Nursing Homes

Innovative Activities at Nursing Homes

Tuck away that bingo card, because it’s wine and cheese night with a side of painting. Three groans for the three B’s Bingo, Bible study and birthday parties – at some nursing homes, that’s as good as it gets. Traditionally, long-term care facilities have come...