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New Year’s Resolutions That Can Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jan 15, 2023 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

When the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, it signals the beginning of a brand new chapter; a clean slate for everyone to refresh their daily routines, improve upon themselves, and start on their New Year’s resolutions! Resolutions are personal goals to set for yourself, whether you want to improve your health or make new strides in your career, friendships, or happiness. 

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Topics: Memory Care

Ways to Stay Connected with Older Relatives After the Holidays

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jan 1, 2023 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

There’s nothing like spending the holiday season with those you love. This is even more special if you live far away from your relatives, as it might be one of the only times of the year you get to visit them. 

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4 Ways to Spend Winter Days in Georgia

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

For most of the year, the average temperature is in the mid-80s, which makes Georgia one of the most beautiful environments in the south!

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Topics: Senior Living

How Brickmont’s Adult Day Care Program Can Alleviate Holiday Stress

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

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year when families come together to connect, make memories, and celebrate! But the season can also come with extra stress when it comes down to planning, coordinating with relatives, meal prepping, gift-shopping – the list goes on.  

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Topics: Holidays

5 Ways to Make the Holidays Meaningful for a Loved One with Dementia

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

This time of year is full of opportunities to bring families together to celebrate the holidays, partake in family traditions, and enjoy connecting over food and drink. But for many families, celebrating the holidays can cause mixed feelings when someone they love is living with dementia or memory loss.

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Dealing with Feelings of Caregiver Guilt

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

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, caregiver is defined as “a person who provides direct care.” But anyone who has ever taken on the responsibilities of a caregiver can affirm this role means so much more than that.  

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Topics: Caregiving

Quick, Easy, & Healthy Meal Prepping Options

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Oct 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 7 minute read

Everyone’s heard of the yo-yo diets that are often advertised on popular television shows and social media or the frantic “crash diets” that promise to help you drop those pesky extra pounds. Celebrity-endorsed health cookbooks and shows like Dr. Oz haven’t made the issue any better. Unfortunately, not only are these so-called “diets” inaccurate in many ways, but some can pose a dangerous threat to how our bodies break down food to provide nutrition and energy to our systems.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Nutrition

Starting the Conversation: How to Talk to a Parent About Assisted Living

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

As children, our parents are our number one support system. They raise us, teach us right from wrong, and love us unconditionally as we grow up and become self-sufficient adults. However, when your parent starts to grow older, the tables begin to turn: you might notice that they require extra help with their daily routines. 

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Topics: Assisted Living

Do Older People Smell Differently?

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

Our bodies are constantly changing as we get older, and one aspect of the aging process is how our scent changes. For instance, infants are often known for having a specific “newborn smell,” which is described as distinctly fresh. 

The “older person smell” is a particular scent, and as the aging process continues, it gets somewhat more difficult to avoid. In fact, the Japanese have their own word for this smell: “kareishu.” In Japan and other cultures, there are skincare lines dedicated to preventing or covering up this specific smell.

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Topics: Senior Living

What to Do When Mom & Dad Have Different Care Needs

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

For many of us, our parents are the pinnacle of a healthy relationship. As children, they’re our first example of what it means to love and care for another person and provide a strong foundation for a family. But as our parents get older, there comes a time where you might have to face a challenging question: when Mom and Dad develop different care needs, what could this mean for their relationship?

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Topics: Brickmont Assisted Living, Caregiving

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