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Is a Change in Personality an Early Sign of Alzheimer’s?

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As loved ones age, Alzheimer’s disease can seem like an ever-present specter. Behind every pause in the middle of a conversation or word left stranded on the tip of a tongue, we fear that it’s the ons...

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Music Therapy and Dementia Care

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Alzheimer’s and dementia have a severe impact on those they afflict, but the impact doesn’t stop there. The loved ones left in the wake of dementia are often lost. They watch as the personality of the...

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Living with a Spouse in a Long-Term Care Community

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As we age, certain conversations start to take place. Sometimes we initiate them, sometimes they’re initiated by our loved ones, and sometimes we simply can’t escape them as the folks around us get ca...

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7 Reasons Your Loved One May Require Short-Term Rehab Treatment

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Often times, a care community like The Woodleigh is seen as an all-or-nothing commitment. That belief can leave many people searching for a solution they believe doesn’t exist: a short-term care optio...

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Why Family is a Critical Part of Memory Care Treatment

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While Alzheimer’s and dementia may affect individuals, the entire family experiences the effects of memory and cognitive impairment, relying on one another to navigate this stressful time. While it ma...

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What to Pack for Your Short-Term Rehab Stay

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The goal of any quality short-term rehab facility is twofold: Get you back in fighting form Get you home as quickly as possible But regardless of how short-term your short-term stay proves to be, th...

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5 Tips for Finding a Senior Living Community You Can Trust

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Trustworthiness is paramount when you’re searching for a senior living community, either for yourself or for your loved one. This is going to be a new home, and you need to make sure that it’s a place...

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5 Invigorating Activities for Memory Care Patients

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Active engagement is a great help for those suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. Activities can help memory care patients release frustration and build confidence, while also fostering a sense of c...

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Moving Tips: Helping Your Loved One Pack for a Nursing Home

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When a loved one is preparing to enter a long term care facility like The Woodleigh here in Baton Rouge, LA, it’s natural for them and their loved ones to consider this a move from their home. But at ...

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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Nursing Home

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As the loved ones in our care age, there are many new topics and challenges for us to learn about. Once the decision has been made to place a loved one in a nursing home, the next question is inevitab...