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Promoting Safety Behind the Wheel: Driving Aids & Tips for Seniors

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jun 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

For many of us, driving is a significant part of our lives—playing an essential role in some of life’s biggest milestones. Riding to prom with your high school sweetheart; driving away from your wedding in a whirlwind, the “Just Married” sign in your rearview mirror; driving home from the hospital with a tiny new life, triple-checking the car seat at every stoplight.

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Topics: Helpful Tips

4 Conditions That Imitate Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jun 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that impacts more than 6 million Americans and causes memory loss, thinking difficulties, and behavior problems. However, many people only associate it with memory loss.

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Topics: Memory Care

Combatting the Loss of Appetite in Older Adults

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on May 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Good nutrition is vital in promoting health and wellness at any age but is especially important for older adults, whose weaker immune systems make them more vulnerable to certain illnesses and conditions. And while this is true, malnutrition remains a common concern for many older adults—whether it’s due to physical changes that hinder their ability to eat or simply a loss of appetite. 

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Nutrition

The Value of Affordable Senior Living

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on May 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 5 minute read

When we envision ourselves getting older and retiring, it’s reasonable to picture it in the comfort of our current home. After all, this may be the home where you raised a family and built your life, so it would only make sense that you would stay there after retirement.

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Topics: Brickmont Assisted Living, Value

5 Tips for Managing Spring & Seasonal Allergies

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Apr 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Springtime means longer days, warmer weather, and flowers blooming. And if you’re one of the over 50 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies each year, it also means runny noses, watery eyes, and headaches.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Health

Recognizing and Understanding Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Apr 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans and at least 50 million people worldwide. The majority of Alzheimer’s instances occur in adults 65 and older. Still, a small number of people are diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s—being in their fifties, forties, or even thirties, when diagnosed.

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Topics: Memory Care, Health

Preparing for a Successful Outing with an Elderly Family Member

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Mar 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Everyone likes to go on fun outings. Not only are they entertaining, but there’s research that shows getting out of the house more often can increase a senior’s quality of life. Even though this is true, a recent study found that more than 2 million older adults (about 5.6% of the senior demographic) are homebound, making them more at risk for depression, anxiety, and physical health concerns due to lack of exercise.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Caregiving

Brickmont Answers: What’s It Really Like To Be a Senior Caregiver?

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Mar 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

When you start a new job or career, you’ve probably had experience with similar roles before. You’ve likely gone through several interviews, had sufficient training, and typically have a good idea of what to expect in your new position.

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Topics: Caregiving

Understanding and Managing Diabetes in Seniors

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Feb 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 7 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% of those 65 and older—an estimated 12 million—have diabetes.

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Topics: Health, Nutrition

The Importance of Dental Health for Seniors

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Feb 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 5 minute read

From a young age, we’re taught the importance of dental and oral health: brush your teeth twice a day, floss regularly, avoid sticky candies, etc. And while it’s undoubtedly important to instill proper oral health habits in children, it seems like this practice and ideology declines with age.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Health

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