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Dementia Care: How to Respond to Unexpected Behavior Changes

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on May 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

When a person is living with dementia, behaviors can change over time – or even from day to day. Whether you are providing care within your home or are looking to learn more about the signs to watch for, we have prepared this helpful list of behavior changes that could be due to dementia.

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Topics: Memory Care, Caregiving

Caring for Seniors: Adjusting to Life as a “Sudden” Caregiver

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on May 1, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

While some adults find themselves gradually moving into a caregiver role for their aging parents, for others, the shift to caregiver comes on much more suddenly. It can be difficult to know where to turn for answers when this happens.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Caregiving

Confronting the Stigma of Dementia and the Isolation of Caregiving

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Apr 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

When you’re caring for a person living with dementia, there are many factors to consider. However, one of the first is learning how to confront the stigma of dementia that still exists in today’s world.

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How Does Assisted Living Support Older Adults?

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Apr 1, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Whether a person needs help with everyday tasks, somebody to help them with errands and transportation, or needs additional support with mobility, some older adults can benefit from a helping hand.

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Topics: Senior Living, Assisted Living, Brickmont Assisted Living

Brickmont Assisted Living Shares the Dos and Don’ts of Dementia Care

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Mar 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

While dementia affects everyone differently, there are certain approaches you can take that can help you find success in the caregiving journey and build trust with someone living with dementia.

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Topics: Memory Care, Caregiving

Recognizing the Signs of Caregiver Burnout

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Mar 1, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

When caring for someone you love, it can feel like everything rests on your shoulders. Driving to appointments and errands, helping with daily tasks and activities, managing their personal and financial responsibilities, and being a constant source of companionship and love – these duties can take their toll on even the most dedicated caregivers.

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Topics: Health, Caregiving

Benefits of Natural Light: Tips for Providing Dementia Care

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Feb 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 5 minute read

When people hear the word “dementia,” they tend to only associate it with memory loss. While this is a significant symptom of the condition, many people don’t realize the other cognitive and psychological changes that can occur. Additional symptoms can include difficulty communicating, agitation, challenges with coordination and motor function, and more.

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Topics: Memory Care, Health

It Does The Heart Good: 5 Tips to Promote Heart Health

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Feb 1, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 9 minute read

You may have heard the staggering statistics that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but did you also know that it has been in that position for nearly 100 years?

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Health

Healthy Living: Must-Know Signs and Symptoms of Pneumonia

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jan 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

During the winter months, the cold and flu are at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Especially after coronavirus, people are more mindful than ever to wash their hands, avoid touching their face, and sanitize surfaces to prevent catching germs and bacteria that may cause the flu or a cold.

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Topics: Health, Caregiving

7 New Year’s Resolutions to Promote Healthy Aging (That You’ll Actually Keep!)

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jan 1, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Every January 1st, the new year encourages people to make resolutions, hoping to spark a positive change for the upcoming year. But, for many people, these resolutions are the same as millions of others, leading them to become almost a cliche: lose weight, save money, travel more, give up bad habits. The problem with these resolutions is that they are vague, ambitious, and simply unrealistic, resulting in only 7% of people keeping them.

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Topics: Health, Holidays

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