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Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home: What to Know

A young assisted living staff serving a meal to one of their seniors.

When a loved one gets older, many families may face a difficult decision about their care. Many options are available, but the 2 most common terms are assisted living and nursing home care.  While the 2 terms are often used interchangeably, they are actually quite different. Understanding these distinctions and what programs can offer your […]

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Is Stress Associated With Alzheimer’s?

A white-haired senior man with a look of intense stress trying to cool off by sitting.

As we age, our risk of developing forms of cognitive decline and memory impairment increase, so it’s perfectly natural to want to do everything we can to avoid developing conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. This degenerative disorder is being studied to determine what factors can lead to its development, and one factor being investigated is stress. […]

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Healthy Meal Plan for Seniors

Aging well requires many things, such as strong relationships, community engagement, a comfortable environment, and good physical health. Healthy eating is another essential part of aging well, maintaining independence, and supporting your quality of life.  A balanced and healthy meal plan for seniors should include a variety of nutrient-dense foods that can help maintain their […]

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When Should a Person With Dementia Stop Living Alone?

A wallet inside the refrigerator. A man with dementia kept his wallet in a fridge instead in his drawer.

Many people in the early stages of dementia can continue living independently. Of course, they’ll need to take some precautions, but with support and care, it’s possible. However, dementia is progressive. It affects cognitive abilities, including memory, reasoning, and communication. As it progresses, people with dementia may begin to experience difficulty with daily activities and […]

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