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Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Telling the truth to a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Are there exceptions to the rule?

When caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, the challenges often increase with the progressiveness of the illness. But for some, there is one form of interaction they may struggle with - and that is accepting that honesty isn’t always the best policy.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Too young or too old? What’s the right age to move into Independent Living

Have you ever found yourself thinking that an Independent Living community could offer the perfect retirement, but then stopped because you believe you’re too young?

If you’re age 60+, you may want to pause and reconsider. Many mistakenly believe only those older would enjoy living there. But once you begin to discover all the advantages that a community can offer, you might want to ask yourself this question:

Is it really too soon to start a life filled with meaning, activities and friendship?

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

What steps to take when you notice memory loss in your loved one

Have you noticed any behavioral changes in your spouse or a parent but haven’t known how best to bring up the subject? Chances are, your loved one may also be worried about what is happening but is struggling with how to approach this or what to say.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

An Independent Life: Why moving to be near the children isn’t always a good idea

When making plans for the future, many retirees consider selling the family home and relocating. Those with children may think about moving closer to them. There are so many wonderful reasons to live near family. But it’s also a decision that shouldn’t be made lightly.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

7 steps to make life easier when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be one of the biggest challenges you’ll ever face. Those with a cognitive disease are living with a progressive loss of mental and physical functions. This is not only difficult for them but is hard for loved ones to witness.

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IRC Blog
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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