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Finding the best senior living option for yourself or your loved one can be confusing, especially when added to days that are already full. Let us take some of the guess-work out of your senior care search and uncover some hidden jewels you might discover in the process.
Diagnosing Alzheimer’s: Is it Memory Loss or Just Normal Aging?

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s: Is it Memory Loss or Just Normal Aging?

These small memory lapses happen to everyone, but as we age, they might happen more frequently. We may even become concerned they are a sign of impending Alzheimer’s disease.
 

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Experts See An Eye Test for Alzheimer’s on the Horizon

Experts See An Eye Test for Alzheimer’s on the Horizon

Alzheimer’s disease has no distinctive diagnosis until after death. Doctors surmise the condition is Alzheimer’s based on observed symptoms and a process of eliminating other potential causes.

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Helping a Senior with Alzheimer’s Maintain Dignity

Helping a Senior with Alzheimer’s Maintain Dignity

For caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dealing with the effects of the disease can often feel like caring for a toddler.

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Keep Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia Safe on Halloween

Keep Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia Safe on Halloween

If you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, Halloween can be exceptionally scary. After all, not only can roaming trick-or-treaters open your loved one up to the possibility of pranks. It’s a prime time for burglars and scam artists to attack.

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3 Steps to Helping an Older Family Member Manage Their Finances

3 Steps to Helping an Older Family Member Manage Their Finances

As parents age, their adult children face many challenges. Some of which can be financial. Research shows older adults may be more susceptible to financial scam artists. Additionally, older adults may be living on a fixed income and have concerns about how to pay for everyday expenses plus medical expenses.

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5 Tips to Help an Older Loved One Winterize Their Car

5 Tips to Help an Older Loved One Winterize Their Car

As your loved one ages, she or he may drive less. Older adults might take shorter trips, less frequently. But that doesn’t make car safety any less important. It’s easy to neglect maintenance on a car that isn’t driven very often. That can lead to big problems if your loved one gets stuck in the cold weather or worse, the snow

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Celebrate Fall Prevention Awareness Day by Taking Steps to Prevent Falls

Celebrate Fall Prevention Awareness Day by Taking Steps to Prevent Falls

The ninth annual Fall Prevention Awareness Day takes place on the first day of fall. This year that date is September 22nd. That date is also the kick-off of Fall Awareness Week.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Moving to Assisted Living

Frequently Asked Questions about Moving to Assisted Living

Moving is tough at any age. For older adults, however, the transition can be both physically and emotionally difficult. This generation of seniors didn’t move around much. As a result, they may have lived in their current home for many decades. Parting with it isn’t easy.

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Respite Care Options for a Senior Loved One

Respite Care Options for a Senior Loved One

If you are a caregiver making plans for a Spring or Summer getaway, you may be concerned about leaving an aging parent behind. It’s one of the reasons family caregivers put off taking a vacation with their own children.If they do manage to plan a trip away from home, many caregivers spend a considerable amount of time worrying about what is happening with their older loved one during their absence.

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Understanding the Role of a Senior Move Manager

Understanding the Role of a Senior Move Manager

The seniors and adult children we work with often tell us they wish they had made the move to a Five Star Senior Living community sooner. One challenge they cite as the reason they didn’t was the process of downsizing and packing up a lifetime of belongings. Just the idea of it can be overwhelming.

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