Living

The Importance of Dining for Seniors


That old adage, you are what you eat, isn’t a meaningless motto. It has proven itself to be an accurate mantra for everyday living. These days, “fine dining” could be more accurately defined as “healthy eating” and the benefits are many. They range from increased mental capabilities and a boosted immune system to higher energy...
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How Do You Know When You Are Ready?


There are several options available for seniors when it comes to independent living in their golden years. We are going to try to answer the most important question of all: how do you know when you are ready? The first response from many seniors is, “I’m not ready”. The natural reply would be, “not ready...
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How Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Affects You


You remember seeing the signs. But soon, the little things progressively became undeniable. When the doctor’s diagnosis came back as Alzheimer’s disease, you were stunned. The task now is caring for your loved one. Specialists and caregivers will tell you, this is not easy. Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss affect not only the person diagnosed;...
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What Are You Forgetting?


Most of us have moments when we struggle to remember. It’s not unusual to worry, or to be concerned when a family member is grappling with memory issues, but lots of things can make you forgetful. Stress and multi-tasking are major culprits. Research has also shown that sheer volume of information attained over a lifetime...
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Fall Prevention


Fall prevention may not seem like a fun topic, but it’s important. As you get older, physical changes and health conditions, and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Consider these simple fall-prevention strategies: Make an appointment with...
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Four Questions to Identify if Independent Living is Right for You


When you’re an older adult, any housing change can seem like you’re losing your independence. However, moving to an independent living community is about making your life easier. Consider the following: How easy is it to maintain my current home? Maintaining your home can be a longstanding source of pride, but it can also become a...
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How Senior Advisors Help You…


When you are experiencing life with a loved one who can no longer independently care for himself or herself, finding the appropriate resources to assist and meet their needs can be overwhelming. Navigating the myriad of independent, assisted living and memory care communities can quickly add a lot on the to-do list. Not to mention the...
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Is it Time to Seek Help for Your Memory Loss?


By Jason W. Wiley, MGS, Oxford Senior Living Co-Founder As people age, it’s normal to have occasional memory problems, such as forgetting the name of a person you’ve recently met. However, Alzheimer’s Disease is more than occasional memory loss. The disease causes brain cells to malfunction and ultimately die. When this happens, an individual may forget...
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Alzheimer’s Caregiving: When It’s Time To Seek Help


Entrusting the care of a loved one who is living with Alzheimer’s disease to someone else – even for a short respite break – can be difficult. After all, as a spouse, partner, child or grandchild, the primary caregiver likely has a strong, personal connection to the person and a deep desire to ensure that...
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Understanding the World of Dementia


By Natalie Kunkel Dementia has been explained by some as a shift in the way a person experiences the world. Many behaviors are normal reactions when we understand the person’s experience. Through the cloud of misinformation that the brain gives, and the insistence that the person do something that does not feel right in that moment,...
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