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How to Get Involved in World Alzheimer’s Month

How to Get Involved in World Alzheimer’s Month

by juliet

While most people are aware of Alzheimer’s and the prospect that their aging loved ones could be affected, there’s a lot of misinformation around the disease. World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign that happens every September, is meant to challenge the misinformation and stigma that surrounds Alzheimer’s and dementia by raising awareness. Even if you have no personal connection to Alzheimer’s at this time, the prevalence of the disease shows how easily that could change. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s in 2018. (To put that into perspective, that’s 10 percent of...
How Social Isolation Can Affect the Health of a Senior

How Social Isolation Can Affect the Health of a Senior

by juliet

As our loved ones age, we often have a whole list of concerns of things that could impact their health, such as their diet and medical care, but research shows that we should be thinking of their social needs too. Social isolation among the elderly can be just as detrimental to their health as a poor diet or lack of care.   Why does social isolation happen? Social isolation can happen to seniors who gradually lose their physical mobility or develop health problems that force them to withdraw from their social routines. Other times, the death of a spouse or...
5 Anti-inflammatory Recipes to Help Reduce Arthritis Symptoms

5 Anti-inflammatory Recipes to Help Reduce Arthritis Symptoms

by juliet

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. Arthritis symptoms include joint pain, swelling and stiffness, and the inflammation can worsen with age, ultimately reducing range of motion. Sufferers can experience both intermittent and sharp pain causing the body to become fatigued. Arthritis symptoms can also cause redness to the skin, a stiff neck, bumps on fingers or bony outgrowth in fingers and toes. Arthritis related to wear and tear of cartilage is known as osteoarthritis. Arthritis that causes inflammation as a result of an overactive immune system is known as rheumatoid arthritis. There are many different types of treatments available...
What our luxury assisted living facility features

What our luxury assisted living facility features

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For Paradise Living Centers, luxury assisted living is so much more than a place to call home, it’s a place where you and your loved one feel at home. Our facility aims to promote a welcoming environment from the moment you step foot through our doors. With three care homes in Phoenix, Paradise Living Centers is a luxury assisted living facility with many unique features: Full-time licensed nurse on call 24/7 Our nurse and Care Manager, Kristie Chadwick work closely with our state certified Care Team and are available to residents and their family members 24/7. Our nurse assesses and...
Q & A on Stage 5 Dementia

Q & A on Stage 5 Dementia

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You may have heard the term Stage 5 dementia and if you’re looking for your car keys (again) or can’t remember why it is you just walked into the kitchen (again), you may joke and secretly worry that you’re suffering from dementia. Don’t worry, distraction, disorganization and even forgetfulness do not represent dementia. There is much more to it than typical absent-mindedness as a result of aging or too much going on. Chances are high, though, that you will be dealing with dementia at some point in your life. An aging parent, a spouse or some other loved one may...
5 Things You Should Know About Senior Cognitive Issues

5 Things You Should Know About Senior Cognitive Issues

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It can be difficult when you first start to notice the mental effects of aging in your loved one, whether that be forgetting a detail of a story or a hard time concentrating on a task at hand. While it’s tough to see, it’s often a normal side effect of getting older. This assumption can prevent people from taking the right steps to address cognitive impairment in the elderly, when it does begin to occur.  First, it is important to become well-informed to understand the common signs and taking the necessary measures to prevent and help. To prepare, we’ve put...
How to know if a senior is hiding dementia symptoms

How to know if a senior is hiding dementia symptoms

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Recognizing the signs that could suggest your loved one or a senior in your care is hiding dementia symptoms can be difficult. What you need to know about dementia, first and foremost, is that it is not specifically a disease. The term ‘dementia’ is used to describe a group of symptoms linked to memory decline or cognitive impairment. Alzheimer’s is however a disease and the most common type of dementia; accounting for 60 to 80 percent of cases. The second most common type is vascular dementia and its onset occurs after a stroke. Dementia Symptoms A senior suffering from dementia...
5 Signs That Show It Is Time For An Assisted Living Center

5 Signs That Show It Is Time For An Assisted Living Center

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The process of deciding the best living situation for an elderly parent or loved one can be challenging. At a certain point, you may be forced to face the daunting decision of moving your family member from their own home into an assisted living center or group home. But how do you know when it is time for an assisted living center? What is the the right choice for your loved one? Read on to help guide you through the decision-making process and whether assisted living is now necessary for your senior: 1. Their current home is not fit for their...
Best Activities for Seniors: Ideas to share and adopt

Best Activities for Seniors: Ideas to share and adopt

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As adults age, it can be harder to do some of the activities enjoyed in their youth—but loss of abilities does not mean the end of good times. One of the best things you can do for your senior loved ones is encourage engagement in elderly activities. Staying active is good for their physical and emotional health and also helps maintain cognitive skills and mobility. If you are looking for ideas on what to suggest or try, here are some of the best activities for seniors: 1. Grab a good book Reading is a great independent activity for seniors to keep...
4 Ways to Embrace Aging

4 Ways to Embrace Aging

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Let’s face it, aging is an unstoppable and inevitable part of life. While we all know it will happen, the realizations of aging can cause waves of anxiety in many older individuals. To overcome negative thoughts about aging, here are four ways to embrace the aging process: 1. Talk about it Aging isn’t a secret, and you are certainly not the only person going through the process. When talking about aging with others, you’ll become more comfortable when you voice your concerns. Sharing your thoughts and expressing your fears with friends and family will confirm that you are not alone...