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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

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

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

Understanding Seasonal Depression: How to Help an Older Family Member Cope

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

Have you ever noticed that you feel more tired, detached, and unlike yourself as soon as fall and winter come around? And then spring rolls around, and you start to feel more joyful and energetic. You’re not alone. Many people experience changes in disposition as the days get shorter, colder, and darker. For some, though, these feelings take over and interrupt their lives.

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Topics: Health, Holidays

Do You Know Your Family Health History?

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

Every time you visit the doctor, the physician has probably asked you a series of questions related to your family health history: “Has anyone in your family had cancer, high blood pressure, or heart disease?” “How old were your grandparents when they died?” “Was this on your mother or father’s side?”

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Topics: Health

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