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What is Respite Care?

The National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP report that there are more than 42 million adults caring for someone over the age of 50. The estimated value of that unpaid labor is around $470 billion. Serving as a caregiver, even for someone you love unconditionally, can take a toll mentally, physically and emotionally. Respite care …

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The Luxurious Services & Amenities That Set Edgemere Apart

When searching for a senior independent living community, one of the most important considerations is whether or not you can picture yourself there. Not only whether or not you can picture yourself in the physical spaces or engaging with like-minded residents, but also whether or not you can envision the activities and outings that will …

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Is Memory Care at Edgemere Right for Your Loved One?

It’s not uncommon for older adults with early stage Alzheimer’s disease to continue living independently with help from family or close friends, but there may come a point when their needs exceed what you can provide for them. But how do you know when you’ve reached that point? You can start by learning more about …

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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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