Living

Communicating about Assisted Living during a Crisis


By Tim Hodge, CSA Ideally, we have conversations with our parents while they are still young and healthy. The two references can help improve your chances of having those difficult conversations. We’ve seen several examples where families were unsuccessful in having important conversations with their aging loved ones in advance of needing to make decisions. The unfortunate...
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Do I Have Dementia?


If you are having difficulty with memory or moods, or completing tasks that you used to do easily, you should get a professional assessment. Medication interactions, infections, depression, or medical problems can sometimes mimic Alzheimer’s disease, and may be easily cured. MCI- Most people first notice problems at the stage that is known as Mild Cognitive Impairment...
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Securing Power of Attorney For Elderly Parents


How To Get Power of Attorney For Elderly Parents If a senior you love is living with Alzheimer’s disease or a similar form of dementia, you might find yourself without the legal authority to access the health and financial information necessary to assist them. In most cases, a power of attorney will be required. The best approach...
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Top 5 Brain Fitness Tips


Did you know that Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia begin to change one’s brain decades before symptoms appear? This means there are things you can proactively do to help fight Alzheimer’s. Here are Silverado’s Top 5 Brain Fitness tips:...
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How Is Your Sense of Taste and Smell?


Did you know that by about age sixty, even healthy people begin to experience a modest decline in taste and more dramatic declines in smell? While as we age physicians will generally test for vision and hearing loss, taste appears to be the greatest untreated sensory loss. Food is one of the main pleasures and requirements...
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Surviving the Waves of Dementia Care Grief


If you are caring for someone with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you’ve certainly been sailing on a tumultuous sea of emotions. We may try to brace ourselves for the sadness of losing our loved one to Alzheimer’s disease by educating and preparing ourselves for the extreme loss and emotional pain...
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Eating Well and Staying Social Helps Maintain a Healthy Life


Eating is one of life’s great pleasures. Food has the power to touch all of the senses and bring back memories of great times with friends and family. But, as we age it’s not uncommon for many of us to lose interest in eating and cooking. We may find food no longer tastes good; sometimes...
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Connecting Through Life Experiences


Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related illnesses is a very personal and loving dedication to service. It requires services for both special and individual needs. Often, your loved one with memory loss needs assistance with life’s daily activities including individual care, but may not have an acute medical condition requiring around-the-clock skilled...
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Are Senior Living Facilities Prepared for the Tech-Savvy Boomers?


Recent studies indicate that approximately 90 percent of seniors over 60 are online, so it’s no surprise that we have increasing requests for technology services in our communities. Many adults leaving the workforce today have become comfortable with the use of technology in their careers and personal lives, and will want the continued use of...
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Three Signs It May be Time to Move Into a Memory Care Community


The decision to move your loved one into a memory care community is emotional and sometimes intimidating, but local resources are available to help your family navigate a path to a better quality of life for you and your loved one with dementia. If you or someone you know is facing any one of the following...
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