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Your Next Steps After Dementia Diagnosis

Your Next Steps After a Dementia Diagnosis

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 6 million people in the United States live with Alzheimer’s, which doesn’t even count the Americans suffering from other dementia-related issues. If you’ve received a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s, you may be feeling worried or scared. At The Landing at Saco Bay, we want to help equip

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How Routine Helps Seniors with Memory Loss

How Routine Helps Seniors Stay Calm and Comfortable

Personalized Routines for Residents at The Landing at Saco Bay Dementia and Alzheimer’s cause not just memory loss but changes in behavior and personality. Feelings of sadness, worry, and fear are common for a person with a memory loss disorder, as are anger and depression. While these memory loss problems can’t be cured, in the

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benefits of range of motion exercises

The Benefits of “Range of Motion” Exercises

As we age, our joints lose fluid and our muscles lose elasticity, leading to a natural decrease in flexibility. Seniors who lose flexibility find it hard to complete normal daily tasks like getting up from chairs or walking up and down stairs, let alone more complicated chores like cooking and cleaning. The CDC recommends that

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Photos & Music for Seniors With Memory Loss

How Photos and Music Can Help Seniors with Memory Loss

At our community, we believe that every day should be full of joy and fulfillment for our residents, especially those with Alzheimer’s, and other memory issues. Our lifestyle and therapy program provides residents with routines, therapies, and activities that help them feel fulfilled and happy. One of the important pieces of memory care is offering

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from caregiver to loved one

From Caregiver to Loved One

Transitioning Back to Your Role as a Family Member As your loved one ages, they may start to need help with chores like yard work and transportation. Eventually, mobility issues may mean that they need help with housekeeping and cooking. And, if your loved one suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s, they may need even more

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Transition to Assisted Living Community

How to Transition from Home to an Assisted Living Community

Assisted living makes it possible to live comfortably while receiving the care you need. However, knowing that assisted living is the best possible option for you doesn’t necessarily make the transition from home to an assisted living community any easier. The adjustment may be emotional and intimidating, especially if you have lived in your home

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The Importance of Quality Senior Nutrition

Making Mealtime Enjoyable and Healthy While the aging process and a lessening ability to cook for themselves can lead seniors to skip meals and substitute junk food, proper nutrition is even more important for seniors than it is for other age groups. Any senior housing community needs to take this into account and ensure that

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The Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s & Other Dementia-Related Diseases

Take Note of Any Behavioral or Personality Changes While “senior moments” are certainly a part of the aging process, there is a difference between occasional forgetfulness and Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Sometimes, the signs of dementia are obvious, but other times the signs are more subtle, and it can be difficult to tell the difference

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