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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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Should I Look for Pet-Friendly Nursing Homes Near Me?

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Discover Over 30 Communities With Assisted Living That Allow Dogs and Cats Realizing a sense of purpose and a source of unconditional love are two qualities that seniors find in their pets. According to petsandseniors.com, 82 percent of people say they would not give up their pet to move into a senior care community. The …

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A Spring-fresh Start: 10 Tips For Senior Downsizing and Spring Cleaning

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The old bit about sweeping things under the rug or piling everything in a closet before company shows up is a classic comedy. However, when life imitates art, the piles of stuff and dust eventually need a place to go. Spring is a time to renew and refresh. Traditions like Persian new year and Passover …

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Meet Pegasus Senior Living Heroes: Celebrating Nurses Week

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What is National Nurses Week? Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12, is known as International Nurses Day. In the United States, the week leading up to that day celebrates different nursing sectors. National Nurses Week honors the myriad of distinct caretakers who make up the nursing industry, from nursing students to school nurses. Nightingale, also known …

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A Doctor’s View: What is A Retirement Home?

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Hi, I’m Dr. Sandra Petersen, and I’m the Senior VP of Health and Wellness for Pegasus Senior Living. One of my most significant accomplishments is designing the Connections Memory Care Program for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. It’s available in 28 Pegasus communities around the country. Every day in the United States, 10,000 people turn …

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