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Cold Weather Activity Ideas for Your Senior Family Member

Aging can bring additional challenges, like a weaker immune system and loss of mental dexterity. Plus, as we age, it can be harder to maintain the right body temperature, and experiencing cold temperatures can result in illness. That’s why it’s so important for elderly people to maintain a safe body temperature and not stay outside

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How Assisted Living Keeps Your Loved Ones Safe

Everyone ages differently and will have a specific set of physical and emotional needs. For many, mobility issues make it difficult to do things like pick up groceries and attend medical appointments, or they may have trouble with cooking and cleaning or basic tasks like bathing and taking medications. Even if a senior is physically

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family caregivers and caregiver burnout

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Burnout and How Assisted Living Can Help As much as we care for our aging loved ones, being a caregiver can cause stress and exhaustion. While you may feel that being the primary caregiver for your loved one is your responsibility, you shouldn’t ignore the signs of burnout. Burnout can harm both of you, as

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How Independent Living Helps with Senior Stress

When you face something scary, new, or challenging, some amount of stress is typical. However, chronic stress isn’t normal, and it can even cause emotional issues like depression and anxiety as well as physical problems like high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes. As we age, our ability to manage stress may decrease, even as

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The Importance of Regular Visits for Seniors with Memory Loss

Whether you have a loved one showing small signs of memory problems or you have a loved one who has severe symptoms of Alzheimer’s, caring for them can be difficult. Caregiving is often physically demanding and emotionally draining since dementia can impact not just memory but mood, personality, and cognitive abilities. At some point, it

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Summer Activities for Seniors

At Cape Elizabeth, we make sure our residents can live life to the fullest, which includes social, artistic, musical, and physical activities. Fun activities can keep their minds and bodies sharp, which is why we offer a full calendar with a wide range of different events and pastimes to choose from. Everyone will find something

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How Reducing Stress Keeps Seniors Healthier

Stress is a normal part of life, and your body should be equipped to deal with it. When confronted with a difficult situation, your body releases stress hormones that can help you cope. Once the situation is over, your body stops releasing the stress hormones. Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies have difficulty with this

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How to Keep Seniors Hydrated Throughout the Summer

Hydration is essential at any age. For seniors, dehydration is a more serious issue since they are more likely to become dehydrated, less likely to notice their dehydration, and less able to recover from the resulting health complications. Here at Cape Elizabeth, we understand the risks of dehydration in seniors and know what steps to

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