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Dementia vs. Delirium: Understanding the Difference

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Aug 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

When it comes to providing the right care for a parent or family member, it’s important to know that cognitive changes in your parents require the same amount of care and attention as physical conditions and illnesses.

Dementia and delirium are both mental states that can severely affect a person’s ability to reason, communicate, or perform basic tasks. Because of the similarities of the two states, delirium can often go undiagnosed and untreated.

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Topics: Memory Care, Health

Aging and the Importance of Staying Hydrated

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jul 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

With summer in full swing, it’s more important than ever for people of all ages to stay hydrated. Between increased temperatures and more outdoor activities, summer can cause dehydration in anyone. Seniors, however, are at particularly high risk.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Health

Unusual Symptoms of Underlying Health Conditions

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

When it comes to our health, we tend to be hypersensitive in noticing fluctuations in how we feel or changes in our body. We will typically notice a new mole or spot on our arm, or recognize the tickle of a sore throat in its earliest stages.

When something unusual happens, we’re even more likely to notice it and wonder what it means. Most of the time, these odd symptoms are harmless, but sometimes, they could be an indication of an underlying issue.

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Topics: Health

Digital Tools & Resources: Improving Senior Health

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jun 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

We live in an era of near-constant technological advancement. Digital tools continue to be developed that aim to improve our daily lives by keeping us active and healthy, simplifying tasks, and providing information.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Health

6 Medication Safety Tips

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

Those 65 years and older account for 34% of all prescription medication use. As we age, the likelihood of needing multiple medications increases. With that in mind, medication safety is a crucial aspect that can help protect you or a family member from misusing a medication.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Health

Healthy Habits for Managing High Blood Pressure

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on May 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

With 1 in 3 adults in the United States having high blood pressure, or hypertension, it’s a health topic on the minds of many. While hypertension is very common, it’s also very manageable and preventable.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Health

Quick, Easy, & Healthy Meal Prepping Options

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Apr 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 5 minute read

If you’re a family caregiver, in-between caring for your loved one and other responsibilities, you likely have limited time to cook healthy meals for them or yourself. Meal prepping can be the solution to this problem.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Brickmont Assisted Living, Health

Tips for Preventing Falls at Home

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

With one in four seniors falling every year, the importance of fall prevention and education is invaluable to ensure the safety and overall well-being of the senior in your life. Reducing the likelihood of a fall can be accomplished with a few precautionary steps in your loved one’s living space.

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Topics: Senior Living, Brickmont Assisted Living, Health

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

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