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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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Understanding Alzheimer’s and the Goals of Treatment

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If your family member has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, finding the right care can seem overwhelming. Understanding the goals of Alzheimer’s treatment is easier when you are more informed about the signs and symptoms. Pegasus Senior Living VP of Health and Wellness, Dr. Sandra Petersen shares her expertise. What causes Alzheimer’s disease? There 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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Maintaining Independence: Houston Elderly Care Programs In Assisted Living and Memory Care

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The goal of retirement should be enjoying it for as long as possible. Maximizing a senior’s independent lifestyle is possible, especially when they receive assistance in essential areas that get harder as we age. What is elderly care? Elderly care or eldercare refers to senior living situations of all kinds: An assisted living and memory …

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Are In-home Dementia Care Costs Cheaper Than Memory Care?

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Families go through so much when discovering a loved one is living with a type of dementia. In between experiencing the stages of grief, family members also have to decide the best route for care. Many individuals who begin acting as caretakers of a parent or spouse can quickly experience burnout. Avoid this common problem …

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Recalling the Past Helps Seniors Enjoy Conversation in Colorado Dementia Care

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Colorado dementia care communities like The Courtyards at Mountain View provide an environment where seniors living with Alzheimer’s and dementia can feel seen and heard. Recalling the past gives residents a boost of confidence and promotes socialization within group settings or even one-on-one conversations. Opportunities like this can mean a lot to a senior with …

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Finding Memory Care: Austin, TX Resources

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What is memory care? Memory care is a supportive and secure environment for Alzheimer’s and dementia residents. Over 400,000 Texans live with Alzheimer’s. This neurocognitive disorder prevents older adults from living independently and usually means family members step in to act as caretakers. Memory care provides relief to caretakers and their loved ones. By letting …

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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 to Find Memory Care Facilities in Denver

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Do you need to find care for your loved one living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? It’s ideal to begin searching for memory care as early as possible. However, neurodegenerative disorders are unpredictable in how fast they will progress, potentially impacting how much time you have to find long-term Alzheimer’s care. No matter …

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

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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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