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Explore the Benefits of Natural Light for Those with Dementia

Posted by Community Senior Life on Sep 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Whether we realize it or not, we all crave natural light. Each morning we push our curtains to the edges of our windows, letting as much of the sunlight in as possible. We get excited when our new office at work has a view, so our workspace is flooded with the light. Natural light is even a major selling point when it comes to buying a home. Of course, there is a reason for this, but did you know that natural light can provide health benefits to those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia?

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Tags: Alzheimer's & Dementia

Aducanumab Joins the Fight to End Alz as the Latest Approved Treatment

Posted by Community Senior Life on Aug 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Since the discovery of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have been searching for a cure. While we have learned ways to help lower a person’s risk or manage symptoms, we have not been successful in stopping a disease that affects more than 6 million Americans. Fortunately, there is now a new treatment that shows promise in bringing us one step closer to ending Alzheimer’s.

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Supporting Needs and Creating Joy at Haven Memory Care

Posted by Community Senior Life on Feb 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

It is important to feel happy and supported in any community or environment. These two elements work together to create a high quality of life. At Haven Memory Care, located in Gulf Shores, Alabama, our highest priority is to support the needs of our residents, create joy in their daily lives, and support their family members and loved ones throughout the journey. 

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Tags: Alzheimer's & Dementia, Haven Memory Care

Understanding Symptoms of Alzheimer's & Other Forms of Dementia

Posted by Community Senior Life on Feb 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are often used interchangeably; however, these two terms refer to different conditions. Think of them as a square and a rectangle. A square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square. 

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Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Recognizing Symptoms

Posted by Bradley Delano, Haven Memory Care on Nov 12, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Knowledge is power. Few things in life are more accurate than that. For caregivers and families of the more than 5 million individuals living in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, empowerment comes from gaining knowledge about the stages, symptoms, and behaviors associated with these two conditions. A good starting place for that process is understanding their distinctions.

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Connecting with the Staff at Your Loved One's Memory Care Community

Posted by Community Senior Life on Oct 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

When a parent or family member transitions into a memory care community, it is important that you develop a relationship with the caregivers and team members who work there. These individuals are the people that will be caring for your parent, so you want to feel comfortable and in touch with the staff at the community.

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