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Brandy: The Heart of the Connections Program at Parmer Woods

Parmer Woods at North Austin | Brandy showing off the residents' artwork

At the Parmer Woods senior living community in Austin, Texas, the memory care program, which we call the “Connections Program,” is more than just a health service—it’s a community that provides emotional support for residents with cognitive impairments such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. This program is driven by the dedication of its Memory Care Director,

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The Best Cities to Retire in Texas and Their Full Range of Senior Living Options

Chisholm Trail Estates | Happy senior couple smiling for a photo

Retirement is a time to enjoy life’s rewards. So when that time comes, choosing the right living arrangement for a loved one is essential for maximizing this phase. Here’s the good news: Texas seniors have access to a diverse range of living and care options that cater to varying levels of assistance. Understanding these options

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Navigating When One Spouse Needs Assisted Living

Pegasus | Residents sitting together

Love grows strong over time. But sometimes, health does not follow the same path for both people. This can be hard when one spouse needs assisted living or memory care. It’s not easy to think about, but many couples face this situation. Imagine a couple enjoying retirement together. Suddenly, one partner’s health starts to decline,

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How to Enjoy Retirement in Lancaster, CA

The Havens at Antelope Valley | Resident and staff

“The teeth are smiling, but is the heart?” – African proverb Have you or a loved one truly felt joy recently? In our lives, we aim to spread happiness and forge stronger connections with those around us. A Lancaster retirement home like The Havens at Antelope Valley presents opportunities that bring smiles to seniors. Our

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Summer-themed Arts and Craft Ideas for Seniors in California

Creston Village | Crafts for seniors

Summer is almost here, and it’s the perfect time to think about how you or a loved one can stay active and engaged. Craft projects offer seniors a wonderful outlet for creativity and self-expression. They provide a sense of purpose and accomplishment, significantly boosting self-esteem and positively contributing to mental health. At Creston Village, our

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Is Lying to a Person With Dementia Ethical?

North Point Village | Pet therapy can be a good redirection technique when you have concerns about lying to a person with dementia.

Caring for a loved one with memory loss is tough. As dementia progresses, we face many hard choices. One of the biggest challenges is knowing how to talk to them. When communicating with a person with dementia, it’s crucial to: Keep things simple and clear Avoid using complex sentences or abstract concepts that might confuse

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How to be a Good Caregiver for Elderly Loved Ones

The havens at antelope valley | Gift baskets with residents and caregivers

Positive Self-Talk: A Powerful Tool for Dementia Caregivers Being a caregiver for a loved one with dementia is a noble yet demanding task. You must rely on patience, understanding, and emotional resilience daily. But, the constant nature of the role can lead to exhaustion, isolation, and overwhelming stress. While the journey can be challenging, specific

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Understanding Dementia Behaviors: A Guide for Caregivers

The Village at Rancho Solano | Team member and residents enjoying a meal

Caring for a loved one with memory loss can be challenging for many reasons. For example, people with dementia often show behaviors that are hard for family members to manage comfortably. Not knowing how to communicate with someone with changing needs can also be unsettling. As stages of dementia progress, a person’s personality may transform

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Denver Dementia Care Guide: Benefits for Memory Loss Residents

The Courtyards at Mountain View | Seniors outside on a beautiful day

Supporting a loved one who has memory loss is unsettling, to say the least. Family members can face burnout because they don’t have the time, skills, or other resources to provide the best quality of care. Residents with different forms of dementia, like Alzheimer’s, need constant support, from help with activities of daily living (ADL)

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