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Is Short-Term Memory Loss a Disability?

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Short-term memory loss is a common cognitive impairment that can affect people of all ages. It’s often associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia but can also be a standalone condition.  Short-term memory loss is the inability to remember recent events or information. It can affect the acquisition, storage, or recall of information, making it difficult for […]

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What Is Elderspeak?

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Getting older is never a reason that a senior should receive anything but dignified and respectful treatment from caregivers and loved ones. And how we talk to a senior—the words and tone of voice we use—can be uplifting or damaging. Elderspeak is a way of talking to a senior that assumes they aren’t capable of […]

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How Social Connections Keep Seniors Healthy

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When it comes to everyday life, having a community to support you can make a world of difference. The social connections seniors make are essential for their health. However, many older adults don’t have ways to make these connections.  Continue reading to learn more about how social connections help keep seniors healthy.  The Importance of […]

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Does Assisted Living Include Care for Dementia?

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While Assisted Living helps community members in critical areas of their lives to maintain happiness and independence, it does not automatically include dementia care.  People with dementia and other cognitive impairments face specific challenges that make everyday life more difficult. Many Assisted Living communities do not offer specialized support for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, […]

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