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Sun & Fun: Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Aug 1, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 5 minute read

Whether your favorite summer activity is tending to your garden, relaxing by the pool or on a beach, or having a picnic in the park or backyard with loved ones, it’s essential to always practice summer safety habits.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Health

Brickmont Assisted Living Explores the Benefits of Music in Memory Care

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

When it comes to music and dementia, there are many benefits to playing music within a memory care community. Not only can it help a person living with dementia improve their cognitive function, but it also has emotional benefits like reducing agitation and anxiety. These factors make music an essential part of any memory care plan.

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Topics: Memory Care

Why Social Engagement is Essential to Good Health

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

For older adults, social engagement can become more challenging to achieve. However, that doesn’t diminish its impact on health and mental wellness.

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Topics: Social Wellness

How to Recharge Your Caregiver Energy

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

Providing care for an older adult, especially if they are a parent or family member, can be a rewarding mission. However, it also requires a great deal of time and energy to ensure that the person you care for receives everything they need to thrive in life.

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Topics: Health, Caregiving

Recognizing a Memory Impairment in an Older Family Member

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jun 1, 2022 8:00:00 AM | 7 minute read

 

It can be easy to dismiss the early signs of memory impairment in an older family member as part of the natural aging process. While aging can affect memory, such as forgetfulness, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia exhibit more distinguished signs. Essential to the health of your older family members is your ability to differentiate between forgetfulness and something more severe.

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Topics: Memory Care, Health

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

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