Connected: Keeping Minds Engaged at Senior Care Communities

In senior living communities, staying mentally active is crucial for overall health and well-being. A key study found that mental activity can also delay the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Three female residents at Colonial Nursing & Rehabilitation in Lindale, Texas, a StoneGate senior care community, exemplify the benefits of actively pursuing mind-engaging activities. All high achievers before…

Supportive Dining in Memory Care: Taking a Fresh Approach

For people living with dementia, dining can serve up a host of challenges. Many memory care residents in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and other senior living communities are finicky eaters, and food preferences often turn on a dime. Some have difficulty discerning colors, temperatures, and plate boundaries. Chewing and swallowing may eventually be compromised, along…

Things to consider when making a decision for your mom or dad

Preparing for Alzheimer’s and dementia care Authors: Doug Russell, L.C.S.W., Tina de Benedictis, Ph.D., and Joanna Saisan, M.S.W. Last updated: March 2016.   Is it time to move? As Alzheimer’s progresses, the physical and mental demands on you as caregiver can gradually become overwhelming. Each day can bring more challenges. The patient may require total…