Memory Loss: Common Myths & Misconceptions

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Dementia is a complex term that is often given as a general diagnosis for any decline in a person’s cognitive ability. Dementia is not a disease but rather a group of symptoms associated with memory loss and cognitive decline. Because so many people in care homes have dementia, many will assume that all the residents […]

Anosognosia & Memory Loss. How do I Help My Parents?

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Why do some people not believe they have dementia? Damage to the brain can cause people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, stroke, brain tumours and other cognitive impairments to believe nothing is wrong with them. When this happens, it is called anosognosia (ah-no-sog-NOH-zee-uh), meaning “to not know a disease”; important to not be confused with being in […]

Should You Move to Independent Living Before You Need Assisted Living?

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Several seniors feel there is no real reason to move into a senior living community unless they need the services and support of assisted living. Their thinking is that they ought to continue to live in their homes or condos so long as they’re healthy and mobile.  Moving into a senior living community can feel like the […]

How do I Discuss Assisted Living with My Parents?

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How do you talk to your aging parents about getting some help and making a move? What’s the best approach to encourage them to tour a few retirement communities? It’s not an easy conversation to have — but going about it the right way can help them live more safely and add LIFE to their […]