1. 10 Memory Loss Signs That May Indicate Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease that causes a slow decline in memory, reasoning, and thinking. Because it has a very slow onset and progression, sometimes it is easy to miss the signs before the symptoms begin to impact daily life and eventually become debilitating. Here are ten early warnin…Read More

  2. Is There a Link Between Memory Loss and Depression?

    Put on your diagnostician hat for a moment and review this patient case file: 83-year-old Bill has recently been suffering from apathy, loss of interest in activities and hobbies, social withdrawal, isolation, trouble concentrating, and impaired thinking that seem to be getting worse since his wife…Read More

  3. Memory Care versus Assisted Living: Why the Difference Matters

    In Dickinson, there are plenty of options for assisted living. Although many assisted living care communities offer memory care, the two are not one in the same and require different accommodations. At Serenity Gardens, we specialize in memory care assisted living, which sets us apart. What does mem…Read More

  4. Dementia Care: Dos and Don’ts of Dealing with Dementia- Part 2

    Dementia is caused by damage to brain cells and their ability to transfer information to each other and the body. The symptoms can manifest in various ways, depending on which part of the brain is affected. In patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, the hippocampus is affected, which is the p…Read More

  5. Dementia Care: Dos and Don’ts of Dealing with Dementia- Part 1

    Dementia is a terrifying symptom of disease that robs its victim of their memory. Dementia is not a disease itself but is a symptom of several (usually chronic and/or terminal) diseases. Despite common misconceptions, memory loss is not a normal part of aging and can indicate a larger problem. An un…Read More

  6. Debunking the Myths About Falls Part 2

    There are many myths about seniors falling, but it's important to separate fact from fiction. Falls can be serious for any senior, and they are all too common. But unfortunately, there are also many common myths about falls, and believing some of those myths could put you at a higher risk of fallin…Read More

  7. Debunking the Myths About Falls

    Falls are a serious issue for seniors, but there are many myths about falls out there. If you've read our blogs over the last month, then you already know that we've been focusing on falls. Why? Because falls are very common for seniors, and a single fall can lead to serious injury that puts your in…Read More

  8. How to Prevent Falls

    All it takes is one bad fall to change your life, but luckily, you can take steps to lower your risk of falling. When you're young, a fall isn't a big deal. You may be temporarily down for the count, but you'll bounce back. When you're older, a fall can be much more serious, and, in some cases, even…Read More

  9. Your Guide to Falls and Prevention

    Falls are the number one cause of injuries in older adults in the United States. As you age, it becomes more difficult to balance and you aren't as flexible as you used to be, and that increases your risk of falling. For older Americans, not only is falling more likely, it's also a lot more dangerou…Read More

  10. The Facts About Social Isolation Part 2

    Many people don't realize how serious of a problem social isolation is for older adults across the United States. According to a study from the University of California, San Francisco, 43 percent of seniors report experiencing feelings of isolation or loneliness on a regular basis. With more and mor…Read More