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How Medication Influences Alzheimer’s Personality Changes

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Pegasus Senior Living Senior VP of Health and Wellness Dr. Sandra Petersen created the Connections program for memory care. She holds qualifying certificates in family practice, psychiatric-mental health, and geriatric medicine. As a founding member of the Assisted Living Federation of America’s Nurse Action Committee, she is a nationally recognized expert in senior living care. …

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The Warning Signs of Dementia: Personality Changes

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Pegasus Senior Living Senior VP of Health and Wellness Dr. Sandra Petersen created the Connections program for memory care. She holds qualifying certificates in family practice, psychiatric-mental health, and geriatric medicine. As a founding member of the Assisted Living Federation of America’s Nurse Action Committee, she is a nationally recognized expert in senior living care. …

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Finding Relief with Alzheimer’s Care: Denver Options

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Denver, Colorado is a beautiful city. While many residents love exploring the Rocky Mountains or rooting on their champion teams, 159,000 family members struggle to provide care to a loved one with Alzheimer’s. The need for Alzheimer’s care is greater than ever as the senior population booms. As the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s …

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How To Help Your Loved One With Dementia

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In honor of Alzheimer’s and brain awareness month, Pegasus Senior Living Senior VP of Health and Wellness Dr. Sandra Petersen shares some important insights to increase awareness and help us understand how best to help those living with dementia. What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia? Dementia is an “umbrella term” that encompasses Alzheimer’s disease …

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Go Purple in June: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

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The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading advocate for the 6.5 million Americans living with the most common form of dementia. June is Alzheimer’s and brain awareness month. It also includes the day of the year with the most light. The Longest Day is when we can illuminate the darkness surrounding Alzheimer’s and other forms of …

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Dr. Sandra Petersen Shares the Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

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We sat down with memory care expert, Pegasus Senior VP of Health and Wellness Dr. Sandra Petersen, to understand more about the signs of Alzheimer’s. If you’re looking for answers for your loved one, it’s important to be informed. Before beginning your search for “memory care near me,” get the answers to some common questions …

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Will At-home Screening Tools for Dementia Save Lives?

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An Interview With Memory Care Expert, Dr. Sandra Petersen Dr. Sandra Petersen created the Connections Program for memory care used by Pegasus Senior Living communities throughout the country. Her idea of using neuroplasticity treatments, like the ones that helped her recover from a stroke over a decade ago, is improving lives for people with Alzheimer’s …

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What To Expect When Touring a Memory Care Community in Denver

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Would you like to find Alzheimer’s or dementia care for your loved one but are wary of rehousing them in a facility? Do you find yourself wondering what life in a memory care community looks like or who is providing care? The best way to find the care your loved one requires is to take …

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Why Are Seniors Moving to Denver for Assisted Living and Memory Care?

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Denver and Colorado, in general, were largely kept a secret in the past. Mostly thought of as a haven for ski bums, it has turned into one of the top places in the country to live over the last decade. If your children were among the ones who flocked to colorful Colorado, why not join …

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What’s the Difference Between Memory Care and Skilled Nursing? Denver’s Guide to Finding the Proper Care for Your Loved One

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In a city as big as Denver, finding the proper care for your aging loved one is a journey of comparing the differences between many options. From assisted living communities, memory care, and skilled nursing facilities, discovering the services available in your area can feel challenging. Use this guide to inform yourself of what care …

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