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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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IRC Blog
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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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The connection between mind, body and spirit: Finding all 3 in independent living

Humans are complex beings. We are influenced by circumstances, others and ourselves. We are much more than the sum of our parts as we interact with the world around us.

Our biology impacts how we think, feel and believe and the opposite is also true. Diet, exercise routines and how much sleep we get every night can also have a significant effect on our mental responses and emotions.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The value of community life for those living with Alzheimer’s

For those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s common to begin the journey at home. During the early stages of the illness, it can be easier to adjust to the changes in a familiar and beloved place.

However, dementia is a progressive disease. The severity of symptoms will continue to increase as the ability to respond to the world declines. Eventually, families may find the needs of their loved one exceed what they can provide. Seeking out the right memory care community is usually the next logical step.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Are you psychologically ready to retire? 5 questions to ask

Are you ready to retire?

You may wonder how you’ll know. Will your decision be based on age, the number of years with a company or whether you feel financially set to leave the work world?

To make sure you’re on the right track, don’t overlook the importance of being psychologically ready as well. If you’re not, you may find yourself feeling a little lost and untethered.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Can diet and nutrition help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s?

The thought of developing Alzheimer’s is understandably frightening. Adding to the anxiety for many people is the feeling that there is nothing you can do to prevent it. But although today there is not a cure or a 100% pre-emptive course of action, there actually are steps you can take to lower your risk.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Downsizing your possessions? Consider these ideas for your family heirlooms

Is downsizing part of your retirement plan?

If it is, you’re no doubt catching up on all the latest tips and suggestions for how best to successfully navigate the process. But you may find yourself coming face-to-face with a relatively new challenge. And one that is becoming more common.

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IRC Blog
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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