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Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Communicating with Alzheimer’s: 5 tips for having conversations when words no longer work

Communicating with each other brings meaning to our lives. It’s how we reach out and connect. But for those with Alzheimer’s, the ability to speak will eventually be lost as the disease progresses.

Yet what’s most important is to understand that we can still profoundly relate with our loved ones. Even if they struggle to talk or understand words, communication is still possible. We just need to search for different ways to engage.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Embracing change: the perfect solution as we grow older

If ever there was a time to embrace our ability to adapt, it’s when we grow older. All of life includes a series of changes. But by the time we reach retirement, we undergo both physical and emotional transformations yet may find ourselves struggling to adjust.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

5 types of Alzheimer’s behaviors and suggested positive responses

One of the most unsettling results of Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia is the erratic behavior that often occurs. Depending on a person’s unique response and the stage of the illness that they are in, their actions can range from mild to severe.

For the caregivers, these behaviors can leave them feeling frustrated, hurt or afraid. For the individuals, acting out is often all that is left for them to express their own frustration, pain or need. 

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Considering a move to independent living? 7 questions to ask when you visit

If you’ve been entertaining the idea of independent living, starting your search online is a great start. But you won’t really get a clear picture of the lifestyle until you visit a few communities in person.

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