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What Causes Hallucinations in Seniors?

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Life can be full of unexpected challenges. The senior years, while full of wisdom, memories, and joy, can often present some challenges and new health concerns—like hallucinations. What causes these?  There are a few things that can cause hallucinations in seniors, including: To better support our older loved ones, it’s essential to understand the challenges […]

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Communication Tips for Dementia Caregivers

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Dementia is an umbrella term that encompasses a range of medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s, caused by abnormal brain changes. Senior living communities offer specialized care and support for loved ones with dementia to help maintain quality of life.  In some cases, family members become caregivers. Because dementia poses challenges with verbal expression, comprehension, and memory, […]

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Top 6 Cell phones for Seniors

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With the use of modern technology on the rise, there are more and more ways to keep in touch with the people you care about. However, these advancements in cell phones especially often lead to overly complicated interfaces, buttons, and software, making them much harder to use than necessary. Fortunately, there are some options that […]

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A Complete Guide to Memory Care

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Memory care is a type of assisted living intended for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The level of support provided by memory care involves 24-hour care and a carefully designed environment focused on maintaining quality of life, preserving cognitive function, and making daily life safe. But what does a memory care community do? Memory […]

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When to Move from Assisted Living to Memory Care

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Senior communities can provide an increased quality of life for many seniors but, people and their needs aren’t all the same. Fortunately, various communities exist for older adults from several walks of life. And when it’s time for a senior to transition through these stages—from assisted living to memory care, for example—this becomes a question […]

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