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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jan 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative condition that develops over time in different stages. Unfortunately, one risk factor for Parkinson's disease is age. Although most people with Parkinson’s first develop the disease around 60 years old, about 5 to 10 percent of those with Parkinson's have "early-onset" disease, which can begin before the age of 50.

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Topics: Memory Care, Health

5 Tips to Promote Heart Health

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jan 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

It is estimated that over 85 million adults in the United States have one or more types of cardiovascular diseases, with the numbers highest for those 60 years and older. As we age, it becomes even more important to think about our heart health and steps we can take to reduce our risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Health

Brickmont Assisted Living’s Guiding Principles

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Dec 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

The mission of Brickmont Assisted Living is to honor seniors and cherish them for who they have been, who they are, and who they will become as they reside within our communities. Our purpose is to provide an unparalleled level of care and to make our community a place seniors are proud to call home.

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Topics: Brickmont Assisted Living, Value

Understanding and Managing Diabetes in Seniors

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Dec 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

While diabetes is a worldwide health concern that doesn’t target based on age, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), around 25 percent of those 65 and older have diabetes - an estimated 12 million seniors.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Health

Gifts for Seniors to Engage and Connect with Family

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Nov 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

If your parent or loved one resides in another city or state, it may be difficult to feel connected to them if you are unable to see each other regularly. The holidays can be especially tough if you cannot spend them together. Though not much can compete with the gift of one’s company, there are gifts for seniors that can help connect the family and bridge the distance.

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Topics: Senior Living, Helpful Tips, Brickmont Assisted Living, Finances & Budgeting

Understanding Palliative Care

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Nov 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Hospice care and palliative care are often confused or associated as the same type of care. This fact makes many people unaware of what these services entail, when is the appropriate time for these services, and how these care options differ.

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Topics: Senior Living, Brickmont Assisted Living, Respite Care

The Importance of Building Relationships in Senior Living

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Oct 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

The role relationships and social interactivity play in our day to day life is staggering. The ability to craft trusting, caring and loving relationships is vital to our wellbeing. Whether the relationship is professional, platonic, or even romantic, it plays a significant role in helping us achieve a feeling of social belonging.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Senior Living, Assisted Living, Helpful Tips, Brickmont Assisted Living, Health

4 Things to Keep in Mind When Touring an Assisted Living Community

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Oct 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

If you are seeking an assisted living community for a parent or loved one, you want to make sure it is the right fit. But how can you or the family members and friends taking a tour know if the senior living community is the right fit if you don’t know what to look for?

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Topics: Senior Living, Assisted Living, Helpful Tips, Brickmont Assisted Living

Crucial Developments in Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Sep 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

As of 2019, 5.8 million people in the United States alone live with Alzheimer’s disease; most of those are over the age of 65. That may be a shocking statistic, but one that arrives amidst crucial developments regarding Alzheimer’s disease research.

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Topics: Memory Care, Brickmont Assisted Living

Dine Where You’re Loved at Brickmont Assisted Living

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Sep 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

Often times potential residents and their family members ask similar questions or raise similar concerns when it comes to the dining services provided in the community. While it is natural to worry about your loved one’s senior living experience, Brickmont Assisted Living has you covered! We are here to answer any questions you may have regarding our dining services.

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Topics: Senior Living, Assisted Living, Brickmont Assisted Living