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It’s Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month at Edgemere

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Around the world, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. There are an estimated 5.5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s, and many of them are age 65 or older. Brain health is of critical importance, especially as we get older and our cognitive abilities …

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Planning for Retirement in Dallas, Texas

For many older adults, the prospect of life in retirement without a steady paycheck can seem daunting, even if you’ve been saving for your golden years for decades. That’s probably why the question every retiree asks at least once is, “how much do I need to retire?” The actual dollar amount will vary from person …

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How a Life Care Community Can Support Stroke Recovery

Every year, 800,000 strokes occur in the United States. If you’re an older adult, you are among the most vulnerable, with nearly three-quarters of all strokes occurring in people age 65 or older. And if you have high blood pressure, you’re at even greater risk for stroke and heart attack. Aside from adopting healthy habits …

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Maintain Independence with Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) plays an integral role in recovery following stroke or major surgery, helping individuals resume activities of daily living, but you don’t need to wait for a serious event to see an occupational therapist. In fact, occupational therapy can help prevent more serious issues, like falls, from happening in the first place. At …

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7 Tips for Preventing Caregiver Burnout

It’s becoming very common for people who are not healthcare professionals to provide care services for a loved one at home. The University of Utah Health said that in 2018, there were 65.7 million Americans providing home care for aging family members.  Providing care for your loved one who has a health condition can be …

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How to Prepare for a Virtual Appointment with a Senior Living Community

Searching for a senior living community that’s right for you during the COVID-19 pandemic is riddled with challenges. You might not be able to visit the community in person, but the digital world we live in provides alternatives. Many communities that have restricted visitors are now offering virtual appointments, and will continue to do so even …

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What Are the Requirements to Move to Assisted Living?

One of the most frequently asked questions about any senior living community is, “What levels of care do you offer?” The very next question usually is, ”What are the requirements to live in assisted living?” Seniors and their families want to know upfront that they’ll be taken care of if the time comes when they …

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Signs It’s Time For Memory Care [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are things changing with someone you know and love? Are you worried they’re just not behaving like themselves? In older adults, memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. It’s important …

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