Category: Memory Care

Fear of Falling

We recently were at a health fair at a Sunland Village, a 55+ senior living community in Mesa Arizona.  We talked about the benefits of living at Fellowship Square Mesa and the levels of care from Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and the technologies we have available to promote living more independent. One of the guests at […]

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Gait Speed, vital in predicting risk for falls

Gait Speed, vital in predicting risk for falls Falls are a predominant problem affecting the senior population. Every year, 1 in 3 senior’s fall, costing $80 Billion to US Healthcare systems. After a fall, seniors experience significant deterioration in physical movement and quality of life. What can we do to protect seniors? What can we do […]

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Senior Living Options Focus on Healthy Movement and Physical Activity

More Senior Living Options Focus on Healthy Movement and Physical Activity Senior Living Options, Healthy Movement What is a common element you will find in the most inspired senior living options? Exercise. The National Council On Aging reveals that just 37% of Americans over the age of 60 are physically active every day — meaning that the […]

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Seven Tips for Reducing Sundowners Syndrome

Seven Tips for Reducing Sundowners Syndrome What is sundowners syndrome? Sundowners syndrome is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It’s also known as “late-day confusion.” If someone you care for has dementia, their confusion and agitation may get worse in the late afternoon and evening. In comparison, their symptoms may be less […]

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How the Aging Brain Affects Thinking

How the Aging Brain Affects Thinking The brain controls many aspects of thinking—remembering, planning and organizing, making decisions, and much more. These cognitive abilities affect how well we do everyday tasks and whether we can live independently. Some changes in thinking are common as people get older. For example, older adults may have: Increased difficulty finding words […]

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