Dementia and the Holidays

While many of your residents suffer from feelings of loss and sadness during the holidays, these emotions for those with dementia can be even more complex. The holidays for people with dementia do not often come with the same feelings that they do for you and I. Even if the person once loved the holidays, […]

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Traveling with Dementia: Things to Consider Before You Go on Vacation

Sometimes, planning a vacation turns into a part-time job. Where to go, how to get there, avoiding crowds, budgeting, booking accommodations, packing – you get the idea right? You return from a busy vacation and realize you needed another week to make up for the stress of planning. Now, imagine traveling with someone with dementia. […]

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Elopement Prevention: Assisted Living Preparedness Part 3

It was a chilly, February afternoon in Elizabeth City, North Carolina when Ruby Whedbee, a 90-year-old resident who suffered from dementia, wandered away from the Brookdale Elizabeth City senior living community. While an extensive search was conducted by both the police and community staff, Ruby was not found until the following day. By the time […]

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Critical Areas of Focus in a Senior Living Memory Care Program

If your assisted living community is looking to develop a senior living memory care program to provide more focused care for these residents with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, take these few points into consideration. Focus on Person-Centered Care In a senior living memory care program, it’s important for caregivers to understand and approach each resident […]

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Preventing Dementia Wandering in Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Wandering senior residents is a common, but tough, problem to manage. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and six in ten people with dementia will wander. Individuals diagnosed with dementia may become disoriented, even in familiar places. Dementia wandering has the potential to be dangerous, but there are strategies and preventative measures […]

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When To Be Concerned About Memory Loss

Memory can be a tricky matter and can play games with us at the worst times. Have you ever blanked on the name of the person standing right in front of you? Have you had trouble recalling a crucial fact in the story you were telling? These minor memory mishaps can happen to anyone at […]

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