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Determining When Assisted Living is Right for You

Throughout November, we celebrated National Long-term Care Awareness Month.  This holiday shines a light on the various living and care options available to our aging population. Typically, the phrase long-term care is associated with nursing homes.  However, a nursing home is just one example of a senior care community.  Long-term […]
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Cheers to National Assisted Living Week!

This year, National Assisted Living Week was recognized during the second full week of September, from the 11th to the 17th.  The Traditions Senior Living community was busy celebrating all the joys and benefits that assisted living provides its residents and those who surround them.  This year’s theme was “Family […]
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Classical music and Alzheimer's / Dementia treatment

The Association between Music and Memory

September marks the celebration of Classical Music Month.  From Medieval times until the early 1900’s, legendary composers such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms created masterpieces that are still enjoyed today.  Music, especially classical, has been linked to the reconnection with memories in patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s, […]
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What is Memory Care (Memory Support)?

What is Memory Care (or Memory Support)? Memory loss caused by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can lead to personality changes, irritability, and wandering.  These changes can be difficult to cope with and create a sense of fear and frustration.  However, senior living communities are expertly designed with the overall goal of reducing […]
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Understanding Caregiver Burnout and How to Address It

In North America, more than 65 million adults are classified as caregivers, taking care of an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled loved one. Family caretakers average 20 hours of unpaid in-home care per week. This often places a burden on personal lives and finances. Caregiving can also lead to increased stress, […]
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Don’t let marketers tell you how to age in place

By By Stacy Canan – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau July 26, 2017 | Original Post: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/dont-let-marketers-tell-you-how-age-place/ With over ten thousand people turning age 62 every day, and with a majority of them homeowners, a growing number of businesses are increasingly using the phrase aging in place to market financial products […]
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9 Habits That May Reduce Your Risk for Developing Alzheimer’s – U.S. News & World Report

Recommended reading: 9 Habits That May Reduce Your Risk for Developing Alzheimer’s – U.S. News & World Report
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