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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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Does Senior Living in Overland Park, KS Help Seniors Live Longer?

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The senior population is expanding. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years old is expected to nearly double from 12% to 22% by 2050. We can also expect that by 2030, 1 in 6 people in the world will be aged 60 years or over. That …

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Five ways Assisted Living in Roswell, GA helps seniors Overcome Loneliness

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Is senior loneliness a big problem? “I’m so tired of being alone, I’m so tired of on my own,” goes the old soul song. Tired and alone are not just good lyrics; they are two phenomena that go hand in hand. People experiencing loneliness can develop higher levels of the hormone known as cortisol. Over …

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What Are the Benefits of Staying Active As We Age?

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Research has shown that staying active in older age can do wonders for your health. Regular exercise lowers the risks for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and depression and improves both muscle and bone health. But what about the brain? Does staying active help prevent or lessen the effects of dementia? Studies indicate that regular exercise …

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Move Over Las Vegas; the Senior Activities Are in Reno

The Seasons of Reno | Happy, active senior couple out on a hike

What are the best vacations for elderly parents? The best vacations for elderly parents are the ones that never end, of course! Communities like The Seasons of Reno provide year-round daily senior activities. It’s also a great home base for exploring. Reno, NV may not be the first place on your retirement or vacation list, …

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At Pegasus Senior Living, Our Focus is Always on Residents and Families

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At Pegasus Senior Living, we recognize the importance of great leadership and caregiving that is resident-driven. It’s our mission to celebrate and enhance all lives with kindness and integrity, and it is our goal to create exceptional experiences every day. From assisted living, independent living, and memory care, we’d like to share what some of …

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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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Can My Loved One Find Care for Middle Stage Alzheimer’s in Denver?

The Courtyards at Mountain View | Happy senior and caregiver smiling

Connections, a memory care program coming soon to The Courtyards at Mountain View in Denver, utilizes a data-based idea of neuroplasticity to slow memory loss and add purpose to your loved one’s life at any stage of their journey with Alzheimer’s. Our solutions for dementia care are inspired by Pegasus Senior Living Senior VP of …

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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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Will COVID-19 Booster Shots Protect Seniors From Omicron?

Pegasus Senior Living | Senior couple smiling after getting a vaccine shot

As families began gathering for Thanksgiving a couple of weeks ago, Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant of concern, began popping up across the United States. COVID Booster shots for seniors are now widely available, and we encourage residents of senior living communities like ours to get theirs to protect themselves from the new strain of …

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