Aegis Living Amenities For Enhancing Senior ComfortMany assisted living communities focus solely on health care. After all, making sure residents are healthy is the most important...
The Power of a PetMany people feel that a house isn’t really a “home” without a four-legged, furry friend. Companionship of a pet has been shown to build self-esteem in the elderly, increase cognitive alertness, and lift the spirits of people with Alzheimer’s. Often times, an animal can reach a person in a way that other people cannot.
Geriatric Psychiatry: Part of a Comprehensive Care Plan“Depression and anxiety are common among the elderly, but not intrinsic to aging,” says Dr. Rahul Khurana, MD...
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4 Ways to Support a Couple with DementiaThe spouse of someone with dementia is experiencing not only the pressure of caring for a loved one, but also their own personal loss and sadness as their loved one slips away. This profound change in their marriage and relationship can be difficult beyond words and overwhelming for the couple. Many caregiving spouses don’t ask for the help that they desperately need. Here are some ideas on how you can provide support for a couple with dementia.
The Powerful Impact of Music on Memory CareAs you search for the best community for your loved one who requires senior living or Alzheimer’s care, be sure to seek out memory care. Memory care involves many techniques that can keep your loved one happier and healthier. Even when our cognitive faculties begin to go, we retain the ability to feel joy – and we often can get that experience from music. Music can help people living with dementia access memories, emotions and connections that are difficult for them to grasp otherwise.
Driving Danger: When To Take The Keys AwayHow can you determine whether your loved one should no longer be driving?
Top Tips for Touring an Assisted Living CommunityWhen walking into an assisted living community for the first time, you may be overwhelmed. It can be a mix of emotions and concerns. By staying focused and knowing what to look for, your decision-making process may be easier and more helpful to find the perfect fit for your loved one.
Staying Hydrated During Hot Summer Months Crucial For SeniorsAegis Living Offers Nutritious, Refreshing Way to Maintain Brain Health
Benefits of Positive Relationships Between Caregivers and PatientsAs the child of a person with Alzheimer’s disease, your biggest concern is providing your parent with the best care possible. It can be overwhelming – for example, the intense worry over how well your mother is communicating with her nurse or if she is happy with her living conditions. In today’s increasingly depersonalized health care system, getting such answers can be a troublesome task. Many people in your situation must rely on the professionals that care for your parent to provide not only medical care but also emotional and social needs.
20 Questions For The Director Of An Assisted Living CommunityThere are many choices when looking for eldercare options for your aging loved one, who can no longer live independently. It is important to define what you are looking for in an assisted living community and how to meet your loved one’s care needs.
Dr. Shirley Newell – Brain HealthVIDEO: Learn how to optimize brain health with Aegis Living's Dr. Shirley Newell...