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How Medication Influences Alzheimer’s 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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The Warning Signs of Dementia: Personality Changes

Pegasus Senior Living | Senior woman talking with her caregive

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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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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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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What Senior Living Option Is Best for Alzheimer’s or Dementia Care in the Atlanta Area?

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Are you acting as a caretaker for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia? How are you doing? If you’re a family member of someone living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, that might be a phrase you don’t get to hear very often. If you’re feeling the burnout of acting as a caretaker …

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