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How to Choose a Memory Care Community

Caring for a loved one takes compassion and dedication. But when your family member is struggling with more serious issues, such as Alzheimer’s...

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September 21, 2021

How to Choose a Memory Care Community

Memory Care

Caring for a loved one takes compassion and dedication. But when your family member is struggling with more serious issues, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, another form of dementia, or memory loss, you might begin to wonder if home care is truly the best choice for their quality of life. In some situations, a senior care facility will be the safest, most comfortable, and most engaging place your loved one can enjoy for the rest of their lives. 

The struggle many families face once they decide to find a care community is deciphering which type of facility will best suit their loved one’s needs and lifestyle. There are plenty of options with ranges of care from a nursing home to assisted living to independent living, but people with memory loss may need more attention.  Those with memory loss often respond best to a memory care community where the staff is trained to address their specific needs.

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March 31, 2021

The Essentials of Caring for Someone with Dementia

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Finding out that your loved one has Alzheimer's disease or some form of dementia is news no one wants to receive. It is a heartbreaking experience watching memories, and everyday motor functions fade. On top of the progressive memory loss, dementia often leads to personality changes and drastic mood changes that affect the relationship between caregivers and family members. 

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December 14, 2020

Holiday Activities for Seniors with Dementia

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If we've learned anything in 2020, it's that our older family members are meant to be treasured. We know it can be extra-challenging to be a senior caregiver during the holiday season, especially if your loved one suffers from a cognitive disease like Alzheimer's Disease (AD) or dementia.

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December 02, 2020

The Perfect Gifts for Someone With Memory Loss

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The holidays are always a special time. This year, as we're learning to navigate the uncharted waters, the holidays feel especially poignant. It's a time to cherish our elderly family and make some memories that our youngest can remember years from now. 

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November 30, 2020

Safely Including Loved Ones With Dementia During the Holidays

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The holidays can be stressful for family caregivers during an ordinary year. This year, our holidays will look a bit different. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't enjoy ourselves and spend meaningful time with our senior loved ones. 

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November 27, 2020

6 Simple Ways to Prevent Seniors with Dementia from Wandering

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Wandering is dangerous. And it's common among seniors with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. The Alzheimer's Association says six in ten dementia patients will wander.

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November 25, 2020

Expert Tips for Understanding and Coping With Dementia

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Dementia is a progressive cognitive disease. It's not curable, but it can be managed in the early stages. Eventually, however, this brain disease will progress to the point that it requires full-time care in an assisted living home or memory care home. 

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November 16, 2020

The Challenges of Caring for a Senior Family Member With Dementia

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Acting as the family caregiver for an adult with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease is rewarding and quite difficult at times. At Weatherly Inn, we understand the challenges of caring for a senior family member with dementia, and we're here to help.

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November 12, 2020

Dangers of Denial: Accepting that Your Loved One May be Experiencing Early Signs of Dementia

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We know how difficult it can be when a loved one is diagnosed with dementia. As a caring spouse, child or grandchild of someone with dementia, we know you'll experience a roller-coaster of emotions. 

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