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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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

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

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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IRC Blog
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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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

How a memory care community can improve your loved one’s quality of life

If the time has come when you believe your loved one needs more help than you can provide at home, you may be considering what a memory care community could offer.

But families often struggle with the idea that a move may cause a decline, once the comfort and care of home is no longer available. Yet in reality, the opposite is likely true.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

5 ways to give back and enrich your retirement life

Retirement can be one of the happiest times of your life. After a successful career, raising a family and carrying the responsibilities that go along with both, it’s easy to see why people look forward to a refocused lifestyle.

But for most retirees, their choice is not to only pursue a life full of leisure, fun and grandchildren. In fact, their priority is often to discover what could bring meaning and fulfillment.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

3 surprising benefits of memory care communities

If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you may be approaching the time when more help is needed than you can provide at home. If you’ve already been researching what memory care communities offer, you’ve likely learned a few of their benefits, including:

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