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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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Grandparents with memory loss? Tips for visiting children

If your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, maintaining relationships with family and friends is critical to the quality of life. Even though it may be challenging, everyone should be encouraged to play an active role.

Children can bring a spark of joy to all of us, but especially to grandparents with Alzheimer’s. However, families may worry about how to help younger members understand the illness, adapt to the many changes or how they might respond to a visit. 

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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Holiday traditions: ideas to honor the old and introduce the new

The year 2020 has been like no other. The pandemic has put its mark on our daily lives and as the holiday season arrives, Thanksgiving and Covid will no doubt need to be reconciled as well.

As we live with uncertainty, however, there may never be a more important time to feel connected to those we love. 

The challenge? 

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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
By: IRC Blog

5 follow-up questions to ask memory care communities

If you’ve been caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s at home, at some point the needs exceeding what you’re able to provide may become a reality. As dementia is a progressive illness, the necessity of 24/7 care will inevitably follow.

It may be time to consider what a memory care community could offer if you feel you can no longer preserve your loved one’s security and quality of life.

Although this can be a hard decision to make, you’ll want to find the place where your loved one - and your family - will feel well cared for and at home.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Thursday, November 5, 2020
By: IRC Blog

Moving to Independent Living? Tips to make it home

If you’ve made the decision to move into an independent living community, you may be considering how to make this new space truly your own.

Where we live matters. In fact, we want to create the kind of surroundings that welcome us home as soon as we walk through the front door.

So, what steps can you take to create the right atmosphere for the exciting new lifestyle that awaits ahead?

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