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Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Is Important

February 11, 2019 in: Memory Care (dementia/alzheimers),

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that slowly and steadily destroys one’s memory power and thinking capability, causing the patient to die eventually. In most cases, Alzheimer’s is observed in older people and when untreated can result in dementia – a mental condition in which a person is unable to perform simple routine activities.

Alzheimer’s is a brain-damaging disease that may ultimately lead to one’s death. Knowing signs of Alzheimer’s in advance will help you stay on top of things and find ways to inhibit the illness.

Can Assisted Living Be Beneficial for Your Elderly Parents?

February 10, 2019 in: Santa Fe Assisted Living,

Your parents want in their old age is love, affection, attention, and a purpose to live. But too often, adult children move away from their parent’s home. This simple factor is often why aging parents need assisted living so that they can carry on with their lives without relying on their kids for help with daily tasks.  

Take a look at some of the reasons your elderly parent should consider moving to an assisted living facility.

An Open Discussion about Driving and Alzheimer’s

February 04, 2019 in: Memory Care (dementia/alzheimers),

Fast decision making, quick reaction times, and good hand-eye coordination is all part of what you need to drive safely. You also need to have a good memory to remember directions. Eventually, there comes a time when those diagnosed with Alzheimer's won’t able to drive. It is important to deal with the issue early so that everyone can experience a level of ease during the transition period.

Best Exercise Regimen for Seniors (65+)

January 28, 2019 in: Well-being, Senior Fitness, Senior Health,

Exercise for seniors is extremely important for elderly folks to keep their bones, joints, and muscles healthy. Less activity means overall mobility drops. This lack of activity contributes to several major and minor health issues among seniors.

Ideally, every elderly person should have about 150 minutes of moderate exercise incorporated in their weekly routine. The plan can include things like walking, some running, swimming, pedaling, and exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance.

150 minutes a week may sound like a lot but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regards this amount of time fit for American adults who are 65 or older. Elderly folks can manage their exercise goals the 150 minutes over 7 days  i.e. 20-25 minutes per day or 2 sessions of 10-15 min each every day.

What Does It Feel Like to Live in a Nursing Home?

January 21, 2019 in: Senior Housing,

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to living in a nursing home. In reality, nursing homes provide the elderly with a caring and friendly environment.

Many elders are reluctant to go live in a nursing home and leave their house. They believe that they will be lonely there and will have nothing to do. But once they experience the life of a nursing home, their opinions change.

What Do I Need to Know About Long-Term Care?

January 14, 2019 in: Senior Housing,

Are you searching for a long-term care facility for your loved one? Before setting out to explore the options available, you need to assess your senior loved one’s health condition. Does your parent require medical assistance at all times or are you looking for assisted living that will help your loved one with the daily chores such as dressing and bathing? 

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