October 09, 2019 in: Memory Care (dementia/alzheimers),
It's a well-known fact that optimum health requires regular exercise, a nutritious diet, and plenty of sleep. And it's important to realize that keeping a nimble mind is just as important as our physical health. Studies have found (https://www.alzheimers.net/11-5-14-brain-training-games) that brain games and activities for memory care can prevent cognitive diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia.
The reason brain games keep us mentally healthy is simple. Games provide mental exercises that train us how to pay attention to the things that matter and how to ignore the things that don't. In other words, they teach us to focus on problem-solving and to ignore things that don't contribute to the solution.
October 02, 2019 in: Montecito Community Events,
September 20, 2019 in: Memory Care (dementia/alzheimers),
Having a loved one with late stage Dementia can be heartbreaking. Although the illness may be terminal, individuals can live with Dementia for years. Understanding when the end stages of dementia have begun is key to providing the best care possible and giving your loved one the comfort they deserve.
September 18, 2019 in: Santa Fe Assisted Living,
Moving into an assisted living facility will provide a sense of security, comfort, and safety. To make the transition warm, welcoming, and practical, it is essential to bring the right items. The focus should be on independence, comfort, and functionality. The ideas and items listed below can help.
September 12, 2019 in: Memory Care (dementia/alzheimers),
It's always welcome news when the advancements of science yield encouraging and amazing discoveries. In this case, the information could help improve memory in Alzheimer patients, and the disease could certainly use some hopeful headlines.
The statistics paint a sobering view of the condition. For example, an estimated 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease in 2019. This includes all ages. Also, some 44 million people globally have Alzheimer's or related dementia.
September 06, 2019 in: Senior Health,
As we get older, it can be increasingly hard to fight the feeling of loneliness. Companions and relatives move away, lose touch or pass on, and staying active and social can be very difficult at this age.
One way to help fill this void while also improving your health is to adopt a pet. Studies have shown that having an animal companion in the later years of life can reduce stress and depression, lower blood pressure, keep you active and pets can help seniors live longer. Here are some ways a senior could benefit from adopting a pet: