How to Talk to a Sick or Grieving Friend

Even the most vocal and socially adept people land in situations where they’re not sure what to say. This is particularly true when confronted with a friend’s illness or grief. Naturally, we want to be kind and helpful, ...

 
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Tough Topics: Assisted Living & Mental Health Issues

Things are not always black and white in assisted living, nor is it all prepared meals, Bingo, and someone else doing the dishes and laundry. There are complex issues facing assisted living staff and providers every day: questions about what ...

 
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Dementia vs. Delirium: What’s the Difference?

One major difference: dementia doesn’t go away, but delirium does -- that is, when the underlying cause is properly treated. It gets complicated though, because the erratic, paranoid, and sometimes frightening behaviors associated with delirium can be quite similar ...

 
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Breaking Down Common Assisted Living Myths

Assisted living has been around for about 20 years now, but many people are still confused about this type of senior living setting. Today, we’ll take a closer look at a few of the most common misconceptions surrounding assisted living:

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CDC Recommends Flu Shot for Seniors

A recent post on the Sunrise Senior Living blog carried a recommendation from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that all seniors should get the flu shot (inactivated influenza vaccine) “as soon as it is available in their region.”

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Fall Prevention Awareness Day: What Seniors, Caregivers Need to Know

Today, September 23rd, is Fall Prevention Awareness Day – appropriately tied to the first official day of the new season.

Although fall prevention efforts should be made year-round, a change of season is a good time to remind caregivers and older ...

 
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Spotlight on Aging-in-Place Technology: The Kinect

Residents at TigerPlace, an innovative independent living community in Columbia, Missouri, are currently being monitored by a system called The Kinect. Based on motion-sensing technology which utilizes devices and science commonly used in video gaming and security systems, University of ...

 
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Senior Living Options: Respite Care Q & A

Q: What is respite care?

A: Respite care is an important, though underutilized, resource for caregivers. Defined by Merriam-Webster.com as “a period of temporary delay” or “an interval of rest or relief”, respite provides the opportunity for caregivers to ...

 
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Active Seniors at Retirement Communities Choose Healthy Lifestyles

Sandy and Bette Baldwin live in a continuing care retirement community in Boca Raton, Florida, and they hope their commitment to a healthy lifestyle will keep them there, where they can enjoy their independence without needing skilled care services in a nursing home.

Featured in a recent USA Today “Your Life” article, this energetic couple shared their daily routine with reporter Janice Lloyd: “The Baldwins set an alarm, get out ...

 
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