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During normal times, the fall season usually means heading to a pumpkin patch to get lost in a corn maze, walking the streets of a fall festival, visiting a fall play, or some form of gathering in other crowded spaces that do not follow the current social distancing rules set in place to protect us. But we are committed to making sure you still have a fun (and safe!) autumn this year!
There is a chill in the air, the leaves are beginning to change, and you may have noticed that the days are starting to feel shorter. Suddenly, you are seeing Halloween decorations everywhere, and even Thanksgiving and Christmas ones too (don’t they seem to come out earlier every year?). This can only mean one thing: fall has arrived.
Have you decided that it is time to move your loved one into an assisted living community? Are you worried about the change in weather this fall making it more difficult for you to move? Moving can be daunting for some of us, especially if we have lived in our homes for a very long time and have accumulated a lot of things through the years. Also, for some, moving could also mean downsizing, and the thought of having to part with things could be a little upsetting.
As the weather begins to cool down, many people start getting excited about the pumpkin spice lattes, fall leaves, and bringing out all their favorite fall and winter outfits from the bottom of their closets. For people with dementia or Alzheimer’s, however, the cooler weather also means that caregivers need to monitor their temperature and comfort a little more closely.
Those with memory challenges may not recognize that they are cold, may not feel cold, or may not be able to express that they are cold, so as their caregivers, it is up to those around them to proactively address this issue before it arises. The expert team at Marshall Pines in Evans, Georgia shares several tips to assist caregivers with monitoring temperature changes for their loved ones experiencing memory challenges.
Summer is the season for family vacations. Many people have great memories of packing their suitcases and hopping into the car or onto a plane Read More
Virtual reality technology has been used in the entertainment and gaming world for years. So when you think of virtual reality, you probably think of someone playing video games. You probably do not think of health and wellness.
But did you know that virtual reality can be used as a tool to improve health and fitness? And even more surprisingly, virtual reality has benefits for a population not commonly associated with using new technology—seniors in assisted living and memory care communities.
At Ashley Gardens, contact our friendly team today. Ashley Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Charleston, South Carolina, residents are not just using virtual reality for entertainment. The community recently launched a virtual reality therapy program for its residents, which uses an Oculus headset to allow them to experience places and events outside of the community’s grounds. Not only does the technology provide a new entertainment experience for the residents, but it may also help them maintain physical and emotional wellness.
It’s common knowledge that staying hydrated is important for our health. And it’s also no secret that hydration is a particular concern in the summer months when the heat can increase water loss through sweating. In the hotter months, water requirements may increase by as much as 25% depending on activity levels.
Monitoring hydration is particularly important for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s. People experiencing these memory challenges may not recognize their own thirst, may not feel thirsty, or may not be able to adequately express to others that they are thirsty. The expert caregivers at Marshall Pines Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Evans, Georgia, share proactive approaches to ensure that residents are properly hydrated.
Summer 2020 was probably not what you thought it was going to be. Whether you planned a trip abroad, across the country, or mapped out a staycation of sorts, travel restrictions likely threw a wrench in your travel plans.
But the residents at Belleview Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Aurora, Colorado, are still able to experience new destinations whenever they like. The community recently launched a virtual reality therapy program for its residents, which uses an Oculus headset to transport residents to simulated experiences, places, and events outside of the community’s grounds.
Aside from pure entertainment, virtual reality experiences offer unique benefits to residents, particularly now, when physical travel is restricted.
Many people name summer as their favorite season. And it’s completely understandable; from the time we start school, we associate summer with time off, swimming Read More
We associate summer with fun in the sun. But did you know that summer is a great time to add some healthy practices to your Read More
Summer can be amazing, but when the temperature creeps up and borders on the triple-digit territory, you have to find ways to beat the heat. Read More
During normal times, summer fun usually includes theme parks, beaches, boardwalks, and other crowded spaces. But with this summer’s social distancing rules in place, those Read More
In 2020, now that travel has become increasingly restrictive (at least for the short-haul) it’s refreshing to learn that seniors living with dementia at Sunshine Read More
Your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Of course, you want to give them the best care and quality of life possible. Read More
Although virtual reality technology has been around since the late 1960s, it’s still a technology that most people don’t use on a daily basis. It Read More
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