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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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Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The role Independent Living can play in our happiness

What makes people happy? That’s not always an easy question to answer. It can be something as simple as the first warm day of spring. It can arrive with more fanfare, such as a substantial promotion at work. And when our children and grandchildren are born? It can be life-changing.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020

Learn these cognitive therapy techniques to promote memory or compensate for early memory loss

If you’re worried about memory loss for you or a loved one, you aren’t alone. Memory loss ranks at the top of concerns adults have about growing older. But for those diagnosed in the early stages of dementia, the research for delaying or compensating for a loss of memory is promising.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020

How to Support Senior Loved Ones during COVID-19

While most everyone is washing their hands, keeping their distance and only going out when necessary, those considered high-risk of more severe illness such as seniors and/or those with chronic health conditions are advised not just to social distance, but to stay away from others entirely. It’s hard to fathom that keeping our senior loved ones safe means being apart from them, but that’s our new reality. However, there are still plenty of ways you can support them at a distance.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

5 tips for long-distance caregiving for a memory care resident

Helping parents as they grow older was easier when families remained in the same geographic location. And if there’s been an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, the challenge increases. Today, it’s much more common to find siblings spread across the country. Some families may help their parents move closer but it’s always hard if the caregiving and decisions fall to one sibling. 

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IRC Blog
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020

How older adults can navigate Coronavirus

As COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) continues to expand its reach, it’s important we become knowledgeable about what we can do as individuals– both to limit its spread and to take care of ourselves and loved ones.

As public areas close to minimize the impact, staying at home is not always easy. But as much as possible, we should try to live as normal of a life as we can.

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