Outshine The Darkness of Alzheimer’s

Outshine the Darkness of Alzehiemers

Summer Solstice serves as a reminder of the cycles of light and darkness in our lives. While we bask in the joy of long sunny days, it’s important to acknowledge the shadows cast by Alzheimer’s disease. This condition can cause our loved ones to live in a world of fog and forgetfulness, isolating them from the world they once knew.

Carol Wingard (Teigen) and Kari Jo Markham (Teigen)

Carol Wingard (Teigen) I have always been interested in art and remember at an early age loving coloring books, paint by number, and any piece of paper and a drawing pencil. Both my mother, Leatrice, who is a resident here, and my late father, Charles, encouraged and supported my interest in art. My father was also an artist, and I

Handling Resistance from Loved Ones While Moving into Memory Care

There are few things tougher than coming to terms with transitioning your loved one to a memory care facility, but you’re not alone. Memory care is a 24-hour, long-term residential care solution for older adults who are suffering from progressive memory loss diseases, like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. When your loved one’s memory declines to the point that

The Importance of Occupational Therapy

Graphic featuring older woman going through occupational therapy, reading “The Importance of Occupational Therapy”

Whether you’re recovering from an injury, dealing with chronic pain, or adjusting to life with a disability, resuming daily activities can be difficult. In these cases, an occupational therapist can help you adapt to new routines and make it easier to perform tasks related to your job, school, housework, and more. Depending on the patient’s condition, pain level, or disability,

Learn to Manage Your Allergies and Enjoy Springtime

While we look forward to springtime, we often overlook one consequence: allergies. No one wants to be sniffing and sneezing on a beautiful day outside. While allergies are a pain, they are not uncommon. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 50 million Americans experience allergies each year. There are a variety of reasons people’s allergies

The challenge of change

We are presently living through a new challenge. One that is more demanding of our physical and mental strength. Many changes in our lives have already occurred and more to come. You have washed or sanitized your hands more than ever in your life. Your facial expressions, when meeting other people, have been limited to above the nose. You have

Time is of essence

Time is of essence.  As you read this, “Old Man 2020” is long gone and replaced by the “Baby” enshrouded with a banner reading 2021.  The old man from last year looks a bit more weary from the burden of the on-going pandemic.  However, over the past years have proved to be a struggle for humanity. Keeping meaningful records of

Fall Prevention

As we age, our bones can become brittle and break more easily. A fall in older adulthood can mean more than just a broken finger or two. A fall can result in major broken bones, such as a fractured hip or a broken back. Head injuries and even fatal injuries aren’t uncommon in the older population after a fall. It

The Benefits of Tai Chi for Older Adults

As we embark on a new year and hope for a more peaceful, positive, forgiving year, we are all looking for a bit of relaxation that brings about a sense of peace. Tai chi is a great way to find peace, increase flexibility, and improve balance. What is Tai Chi? An ancient Chinese movement practice, tai chi embraces mind, body,

New Year, Less Clutter!

The New Year is a great opportunity to take a good look at your life and make changes to the things you would like to improve. A great resolution to tackle is to declutter. Many of us have tendencies to collect items, and those items end up in drawers, closets, on countertops, and in other areas in your home. Sometimes