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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Why diversity is important no matter our age and how to find it in Senior Living

Diversity plays an amazing role in life. It can expand our own small corner of the planet beyond what we could personally experience. Take a moment to consider all the unique people who have crossed your path and you might see how your world view changed.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Why those with dementia may wander and how to keep them home

It’s not uncommon for those living with dementia to wander. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 6 out of 10 people will wander and it can happen at any stage of the illness.

The biggest fear for caregivers is that their loved one may leave unnoticed and not be able to find their way back home. Although this behavior is a challenge, understanding why it may occur might provide clues to prevent it from happening. There are also steps families can take to increase safety.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The role Independent Living can play in our happiness

If you’re searching for how to be happy in retirement, the answer may be simpler than you think.

A study last year found that people who live in retirement communities are happier and sometimes healthier. Of those surveyed, over 50% of the residents said their quality of life was higher than a year ago. Of the nonresidents, only 19% said the same and more than one-third disagreed when asked if their quality of life had improved.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Can you decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer’s? Here are 5 steps that might help

If you’re a caregiver, family member or friend of someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, you’re likely very familiar with the toll that the cognitive illness can take. It’s also not uncommon if you find yourself considering whether you too might develop this disease or if there is anything you can do to decrease your risk.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Spring cleaning for the body and mind: a healthy self-assessment

As spring arrives, you may find yourself inspired to clean out closets and rethink everything you’ve been hanging onto. But it can also be a great time to take a second look at where you are physically and emotionally.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Choosing a Memory Care community: stand-alone vs assisted living

If you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, you most likely have experienced the progressiveness of the disease. While everyone with a cognitive illness may respond differently, one constant is that the needed level of care will continue to increase.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Creating your own container garden: tips and tricks

If you are considering locating to an Independent Living community, you may already have learned the advantages, such as all the social programs offered, amenities and the maintenance-free lifestyle.

But if you thought moving would require trading in your garden and green thumb…then you may be in for a nice surprise.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

How a Memory Care community can help your loved one stay engaged

One commonality that all of us share, no matter our age, is the desire and need to have meaning in our lives. There are many advantages, including improving our health, mood and outlook. But the fundamental changes it can bring to those with a cognitive illness can be crucial.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Independent Living downtime: 5 activities when you’re in the mood for a quiet day

As you may have discovered, Independent Living provides a full calendar of programming for its residents. It’s actually one of the biggest advantages of senior living because not only is there something of interest for practically everyone, they can all be enjoyed within the community.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Taking care of your brain health: 10 fun and functional ideas to practice while at home

As we remain at home during COVID-19, this could be the perfect time to concentrate on your brain health. Habits formed now will help integrate these exercises into your future daily routine.

Review this list and choose a few to start with. Schedule at least 30 minutes a day for activities and incorporate the other ideas to help increase your mind’s capacity and health.

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