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Dementia and Traveling: How to do it and what to expect

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Dementia is a progressive disease that can be difficult to manage. However, recent studies have shown that traveling can benefit people with dementia positively. Get the facts with Dr. Sandra Petersen, Senior VP of Health and Wellness of Pegasus Senior Living. Learn more about how traveling can improve the mental health and well-being of people …

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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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How to Make Friends When You Have Alzheimer’s Disease: Tips for Roswell Seniors

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Making friends can be difficult when you have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. However, it is important to maintain old friendships and make new ones too. This is where Magnolia Place of Roswell comes in – we provide personal care home services for older adults who want to live independently at a pace …

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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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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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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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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 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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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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