We’ve all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” And the truth is, what we eat can have a significant impact on our physical and mental health. That is why at Heritage Point, a Mishawaka Assisted Living and Memory [...]
Let’s learn how memory care can become your or your loved one’s favorite new hobby! Taking time every day to stimulate your brain and care for your cognitive health shouldn’t feel like a chore. Therefore, we have compiled a list [...]
No matter one’s age, staying engaged socially with their community, friends and family will always be an important aspect of living a healthy, happy life. Seniors at Heritage Point, a Mishawaka nursing home, have a variety of ways they will [...]
If your loved one is beginning to need assistance with memory support or the activities of daily living, it may be time to start looking into a retirement community that can help support their changing needs over time. Luckily, in [...]
Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia, affecting 5.7 million Americans today and as many as 14 million by 2050. The onset of Alzheimer’s disease is gradual, making it difficult to differentiate between the normal aging process and the [...]
When your loved one is suffering from dementia, you are often struggling alongside him or her, learning how to cope with role reversal and how to communicate lovingly and effectively. Changing your communication style is necessary to maintain positive communication, [...]
One thing that has been proven time and time again at Sunshine Retirement communities is that most seniors never lose their hunger for knowledge, culture and entertainment. And quite frequently, they’ll go to great lengths to satisfy it. Well, at [...]
Last month, we told you all about National Senior Citizens Day – a date set aside to recognize the elder states-people of our country – and how we were celebrating at various Sunshine communities. Today, we’re approaching another significant date [...]
Like wine, cheese and a pair of jeans, everyone knows that men and women really do get better with age. But did you know America has an official day to celebrate that fact? That’s right. Next Tuesday, August 21 is [...]
If you visited these pages last week, you may have read our exploration of the signs and symptoms to look for when a parent or loved one is beginning to suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This week, in part [...]
Self-care has been an increasingly popular topic in the last few years, and it looks different for everyone. Self-care is how someone takes care of themselves mentally and physically, and no two people experience it the same way!
Dedicating time to take care of your wellbeing at any age is the key component to practicing self-care. Luckily, adding self-care to your routine doesn’t have to take too much time; it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour or more, depending on what works with your routine and preferences. Since self-care looks different for everyone, keep reading to learn about the benefits of self care and some self-care activities from our community in Austin, TX: ow.ly/Ggaz50Khm8T
Protecting your skin throughout all of the seasons of the year is an important, but often overlooked, aspect of health. Using sunscreen is extremely important when it is hot and sunny outside, but it is also important to moisturize your skin too!
Moisture helps your skin repair itself. This comes in handy if your skin is damaged by something more serious, like the sun or an infection. A good amount of moisture in your skin also help reduce the likeliness of minor skin problems like tightness and itchiness.
Make sure you are using both sunscreen and moisturizer this summer!