Memory in a Flash

memory flash cardsIn Los Angeles senior care centers, in senior’s homes and within the senior community, keeping the mind active is an important senior activity. The brain, just like any other part of our body, needs to be exercised to stay in top physical condition.  Many seniors, who once were beyond overloaded with remembering things on a daily basis, find that it not often is they exercising their memory muscle without a conscience effort.  Some flash cards are specifically designed with seniors in mind.  Seniors suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer’s, who are using these specialized flash cards, may have an increase in memory and brain function.

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Taking the First Step to Aging in Place

Walk in bath tubs | Taking The First Step to Aging In PlaceAging in place in your San Jose home is all about taking the first step, into a walk-in bathtub that is! Some seniors don’t realize how quickly things can change.  One day you are fine to step into and out of the bathtub and it seems like the next you are not able to maneuver that way. Most of us take for granted how limber and agile we are when we are in our younger years.  As we age, we are finding that things that were once mindless and easy to do require a little more effort and even sometimes some assistance.  To age in place, it is important to have all of the necessary tools to be safe and still get around as easily as possible.

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Sunny Days for San Diego Senior Care

Senior living without abuseIt is important that your elderly loved one enjoy all of the sunny days of their golden years without the worry of abuse. All too often we hear and read about in the news our seniors being taken advantage of, treated badly and abused.  It is time to take a stand.  The best thing you can do is pay attention to those you love and be a safe haven.  Their concerns may not always resonate the loudest or elder abuse may just be a passing thought, but to be conscience of the possibilities is the best way to combat a potential problem.  Speak up for those you love.  If you do not appreciate the level of senior care in which your senior aged loved one is receiving, take a stand and be heard.  You may need to be the voice that the people hear and get the concerns out there for your loved one.  Our seniors worked hard, endured much and often have been through struggles in their lives and they should be able to enjoy happy days in their later years.  Remember that evil exists everywhere, even in sunny San Diego.

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Elder Abuse in San Francisco

Unfortunately, as in many cities, elder abuse in San Francisco is still happening.  Psychological abuse is one of four types of elder abuse that unfortunately exist in this country and in places like San Francisco. Seniors should be protected, cherished and respected, but sometimes that is not the case.  Psychological abuse is one of the hardest forms of abuse to identify.  Physical abuse or financial abuse will leave “a mark”/ evidence that the abuse is taking place.  There is a bruise or injury with physical abuse making it identifiable.  Financial abuse will leave a paper trail and evidence in financial records.  Psychological abuse can be difficult to identify.

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Staying and Aging in New York

There are ways for a New York senior to age in place and remain in their own home longer. Modifying the home is one of the best ways to remain living at home longer.  There are many ways to customize and personalize your home based on your individual style and preference.  When home modification is in relation to senior care and seniors living at home longer, these home renovations are not just for personal style or preference, but rather are for safety and maintaining a high quality of life.

Home renovations and modifications to age in place

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Similar is better for those with Alzheimer’s in San Jose

Seniors with Alzheimer’s in San Jose and other memory related disorders are finding that there is a place to call home with other seniors who are alike. Some senior communities which offer memory care services will be able to group the residents by the level of care which is needed and the progression of their memory loss.  For this reason, the care provided within the senior care facility will be varying depending upon the level of care necessary for the senior residents.

Why it is important to be with like-“minded” people:

  1. A feeling of belonging
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Elder Abuse in San Jose

Stop on by today and check-in on your senior aged loved one living in a senior community in San Jose. The best way to ensure that you know what is going on in the place where your senior is living or receiving care is to make trips to check it out and pop in to see what is up.  It may seem like something you otherwise would not do.  Most of us would not show up unannounced in most places, but senior care centers or communities typically approve of family and friends to stop by without any advanced noticed.  While you are driving down the streets in San Jose take a look at how many senior living facilities or retirement communities offer signs that say to stop in for a tour today.  It is important that you have an open-door policy with the place you and your senior choose for their home.  Seniors are most vulnerable to abuse.

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Choosing the Best Memory Care in San Francisco

When it's time for senior careWhen choosing a San Francisco memory care facility for your senior aged loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia, there is more to consider than you would normally just for an aging parent or loved one.  Some facilities specialize in memory care and care associated with memory loss.  There are different stages of memory loss ranging from mild to severe.  Most people will loosely use the term Alzheimer’s with memory loss, but there is a different care plan necessary for a senior with mild memory loss symptoms, beginning stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, progressive Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.  For this reason, choosing a care facility for your senior aged loved one which specializes in memory care is important.  Personalized care is a key factor in the memory loss care specialty.  The facilities which specialize in this type of care will be important to either address symptoms or slow progression of memory loss.  A compassionate staff at a memory care facility will be able to assist your senior aged loved one with their daily care needs, while focusing on their best quality of life today and in years to come.

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The Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

If you are looking for a way to spend your time in your retirement, why not consider gardening? Gardening is a favorite among seniors—it’s enjoyable and offers plenty of health benefits.

During the spring and summer months—or year-round for those who are lucky enough to live in a climate that allows for it—many seniors turn to gardening. There have been a number of studies examining the benefits of gardening, especially for seniors. This hobby provides something to focus on and allows for a sense of purpose for those who may be feeling a little lost in their golden years.

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Senior Conversation Starter Tips

Retirement HoustonStarting an uncomfortable conversation can be absolutely no fun.  It is not easy to ask hard questions.  In Los Angeles there are people who can be trusted and people who may not be so trustworthy.  As our parents age and there are other people in the family, friends and those we hire to assist to care for our senior aged loved ones, we must protect them as they once protected us.  It is important to reciprocate the loving care that our parents gave to us when we were vulnerable and in a position that someone needed to look after and out for us.  For this reason, it is equally important to start conversations which may be difficult.  The best way to prevent financial abuse with a senior aged loved one is to contact an attorney, financial advisor and accountant to get the finances in order.  When your senior aged loved one gets to the age that you feel like they could be in the position to fall victim to financial abuse it is the time to start those conversations.  Senior conversation starter tips:

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