Seniors and Depression

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Many people dismiss depression in the elderly as a normal part of aging and something seniors can just “snap out of.” However, this is not the case. Depression is a serious mood disorder that can be particularly dangerous in the elderly. If gone unchecked and untreated, depression can lead to serious consequences. What Causes Depression? Many factors can contribute to …

Transitioning to an Assisted Living Community

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After months of planning, you’ve finally chosen the perfect senior living community to move in to. It’s close to family, has spacious rooms, and offers quality care. However, your anxiety still lingers. Taking the leap and moving into an assisted living facility can be emotionally and physically draining, for both you and your family. Little decisions and tasks can seem …

Preparing For Life After A Dementia Diagnosis

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Your senior loved one has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. What happens next? A transition period often follows a dementia diagnosis where patients and their families have to adjust and prepare for the progression of this ugly disease. There are a number of physical, financial and mental preparations that your family will need to …

Activities For Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients: What You Should Know

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A dementia diagnosis is devastating for not just the patients, but their families as well.  Watching a loved one slowly fade and withdraw from the person they once were is incredibly difficult. That is why it is so important to keep people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementia type diseases engaged in activities or hobbies that once interested them.  According …

Talking To Your Loved One About Assisted Living

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Do you notice little things about your aging loved one’s quality of life? Maybe they’re having trouble dressing or taking medications. Maybe you notice they’re having difficulty getting around. Would you sleep a little better knowing your loved one was in a safe, comfortable environment? Then maybe it’s time to have “the talk” about assisted living. At Schonberg Care, we …

Minimize Stress, Maximize Life: Stress-Busting Solutions For Seniors

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April is Stress Awareness Month, a time in which medical experts in all fields band together to raise public awareness about the many negative and complex long-term effects stress can have on one’s mind, body, and overall heath. Stress is known as the “silent killer,” as it’s consistent presence in one’s life can open the door to a whole host of …

Happy Life, Healthy Life: Scientifically- Backed Reasons To Find Your Happy

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Recently, a critical mass of research has provided what might be the most basic and irrefutable argument in favor of that feeling we all chase, happiness: Happiness and good health go hand-in-hand. Several scientific studies suggest that happiness causes better health; others suggest that the two are most definitely correlated—perhaps good health causes happiness. Happiness and health may indeed be a …

Finding Your Inner Artist: Celebrating #NationalCraftingMonth For Seniors

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When it comes to offering up the ideal senior living experience, channeling and engaging our residents’ creativity through providing them with ample opportunities to spark new passions and interests in their lives plays a very important role in our daily activities program. From painting or sculpting to gardening or DIY projects, our residents are always encouraged to try something new …

Keeping the “Windows To The Soul” Clean & Clear: The Importance of Eye Health in Seniors

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Vision plays such a vital role in every aspect of our life; it is what makes the work we do, the places we go, and the leisure activities we enjoy a possibility. However, it’s also something that is easy to take for granted until it is compromised. February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month, which seems like the perfect time …

We Are Family: Making Each Resident’s Family Feel Like Part of Our Community’s Family

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There are many things that we as people hold dear, but nothing more so than family, right? Family can be made by blood or by bond, but the people we make part of our innermost circle are counted as some of life’s most precious and enduring gifts. When a community welcomes a new resident to their family, it is very …