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Dementia and Traveling: How to do it and what to expect

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Dementia is a progressive disease that can be difficult to manage. However, recent studies have shown that traveling can benefit people with dementia positively. Get the facts with Dr. Sandra Petersen, Senior VP of Health and Wellness of Pegasus Senior Living. Learn more about how traveling can improve the mental health and well-being of people …

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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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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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Technology Can Be a Useful Tool in Helping Seniors With Memory Loss

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2022 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, the number of Coloradans living with Alzheimer’s reached an all-time high of 76,000 in 2020. That number is projected to increase by 21.1% by 2025. If a loved one in your family is living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia you are …

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A Doctor’s View of Dementia: Long-Term Care Options and News

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Pegasus Senior Living was proud to announce Dr. Sandra Petersen as our Senior VP of Health and Wellness at the beginning of 2022. Beyond constructing the Connections Program for memory care, Dr. Petersen regularly contributes her Alzheimer’s and dementia care knowledge to national news sources. Find out about the history of the Connections Program and …

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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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How To Talk to a Parent with Dementia—Or Any of Your Loved Ones with Neurocognitive Disorders

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Dr. Sandra Petersen is the Senior Health and Wellness Consultant for Pegasus Senior Living. She designed the Connections Program for their memory care communities, focusing on neuroplasticity techniques to slow the memory loss process of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. By having engaging activities guided by trained dementia specialists, residents of the program find …

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How Do You Know When a Person With Dementia Should Stop Living Alone?

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The decision to move a loved one with dementia, especially a parent, to a secure memory care environment is complex and rarely clear-cut. Most families faced with this situation struggle with the decision as dementia changes may be insidious and are hard to detect in the early stages. Each individual’s journey with dementia is very …

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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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