Dementia Care

When Choosing Skilled Nursing Care: Don’t Delay

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Making the decision to move a family member to a skilled nursing facility is tough in normal circumstances, but during a pandemic, it’s even more challenging. One worries about the health and safety of loved ones, and about the possibility of not being able to visit. But, keeping a family member at home when they…

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Friendships Make Seniors Healthier & Happier

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

As the “aging at home” movement grows, an important concern has surfaced: new research shows that social isolation may be a precursor to memory loss. So, for seniors who choose to reside alone at home, cognitive decline may be a real possibility. The good news is that lifestyle improvements can make a significant difference. “As…

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Our Memory Care Unit: Caring for Those with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

When caring for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, an abundance of patience and kindness are something we at the Witherell prize as much as one’s physical care. There is an art to caring for those whose memories are failing them. Gail Carone and Amy Demezzo, two members of our therapeutic recreation team, work at…

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Reducing Dementia Risk: New Studies Offer Hope

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, 152 million people are expected to have a diagnosis of dementia by 2050. While there’s currently no treatment to slow the progression of this debilitating condition, a recent report in The Wall Street Journal offers hope. Through a review of recent research studies, the Journal notes that there are things…

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Concerned About Memory Loss? Try These Strategies to Stay Sharp.

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Building memory muscle to reduce memory loss as you age is as important as keeping physically fit. Recently, the Mayo Clinic identified important activities to build that memory muscle. Here, we’ve combined the Mayo’s wisdom with insight from our own therapeutic recreation department to give you strategies you can use to keep your mind sharp….

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