1. How to Keep Your Brain Active After Retirement

    While the verdict is still out on whether or not you can ward off Alzheimer’s Disease by remaining physically and mentally active, there is absolute proof that keeping your brain active does help prevent cognitive decline —whether associated to Alzheimer’s or not! Keeping mentally “fit” he…Read More

  2. Modified Textured Diets: How to Still Spoil Your Loved One

    When your loved one lives in an assisted living center, one of the things that may happen is a texture modified diet to fit their needs and requirements. Although this does not alter the flavor of the food, it can come as a shock to family members and cause anxiety when deciding what snacks to bring…Read More

  3. Conversation Topics for the Memory Impaired

    Many family members express their own frustrations about visiting their loved ones in assisted living, who are memory impaired, due to a traumatic injury or progressive dementia. Some people even end up visiting less often than they would like because they “don’t know what to say.” As dementia…Read More

  4. Activities for the Dementia Patient

    Everyone gets bored when they are not being stimulated. For someone suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, image how frustrating being bored and confused must be! While you and I may pass the time playing a game, reading a book, or watching television, all these tasks can be frustrating w…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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