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Dementia Care vs. Memory Care: Are They The Same?

Senior person being assisted by a Memory Care staff while she is walking outdoors.

As someone considering memory care options for a loved one, you likely have had to wade through unfamiliar and sometimes confusing terms. What is the difference between dementia care and memory care? Are they synonymous or distinct from each other?  The answer depends on many factors, such as how far along your loved one’s condition […]

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How to Cope With a Parent With Dementia

A loving young woman comforting her senior father.

Dementia is a severe cognitive disorder that affects many older people, causing significant memory and communication impairments. Coping with a parent with dementia is not an easy task, and it can become a challenging journey that requires patience, understanding, and support.  As a caregiver, you may feel frustrated, overwhelmed, and emotionally drained while trying to […]

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Memory Care Move-In Checklist

A close-up of a woman who is working on a checklist using a paper and a tablet.

Moving a loved one into a memory care community can be a challenging and emotional process. Making sure that the transition is as smooth as possible is important–taking into account the unique needs of individuals with memory impairments such as Alzheimer’s or dementia.  We’ve compiled a memory care move-in checklist to help you navigate this […]

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Is Alzheimer’s a Disability?

A confused senior person in a white collared shirt mistakenly answers his shoe like a phone.

As our understanding of age-related illnesses like Alzheimer’s continues to grow, we have a greater opportunity to support individuals and ensure they receive the resources they need to thrive. It’s important to explore how these conditions can impact one’s daily life and determine if they qualify for disability accommodations. According to the Americans with Disabilities […]

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How to Move a Parent With Dementia to a Memory Care Facility

A young man helping his senior father move in his new room at the memory care facility.

Dementia is a common form of memory impairment that affects more than 5 million Americans a year, and it can be difficult to think about it happening to our own parents. Fortunately, there are communities set up to help support seniors dealing with dementia. These communities and the care they provide are called memory care.  […]

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When is it Time for Memory Care?

A senior male in black shorts and a white shirt is lost and sitting on steps in a park.

For the millions of Americans with dementia, there eventually comes a time to have a conversation about memory care. Memory care is a type of assisted living designed for people with cognitive issues such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, or Parkinson’s. Conversations about memory care can be difficult and emotional for both you and your loved one, […]

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Can Diabetes Cause Memory Loss?

A caregiver checking a senior with diabetes blood sugar level

Health & Memory Most people know physical health can affect mood and mental health, but it can also impact brain function. Our brain is, after all, an organ. Healthy physical habits and experiences can have positive effects on our brains. Unfortunately, the reservation is also true, as diseases can influence brain health, including memory. Diabetes […]

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Memory Care vs Nursing Home: What’s the Difference?

A senior couple doing a puzzle with a caregiver in a senior memory care community

If your loved one requires extra support due to cognitive decline, you may be wondering what options are available. Memory care and nursing homes provide services that benefit the lives of those living with dementia. If you’re interested in a supportive lifestyle for your loved one, what’s the difference between memory care and nursing homes?  […]

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