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5 Signs that it’s Time to Transition a Loved One to Memory Care

Deciding when it is time to move a loved one to a memory care community like Friendship Village of Bloomington can be one of the most difficult decisions you ever make. The emotions that the idea of this transition can generate often lead us to put off making this decision. However, for many older adults, …

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How to Support Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers

Being a family caregiver is tough work, regardless of the situation. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia presents its own set of challenges. Caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s often end up providing care for a longer period of time, and as the disease progresses, the daily challenges begin to …

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Is Your Loved One Ready for Memory Care?

When it comes to Alzheimer’s and other dementias, there isn’t a single blueprint for how it progresses and when someone needs more support. But you can understand the pieces, the building blocks, of caregiver support and residential memory care options. And when it comes time to evaluate and discuss what works best for your family, …

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9 Habits to Adopt for Boosting Your Brain Health

Most people experience little bouts of forgetfulness as they get older, particularly when nearing age 70. Maybe you’re having trouble remembering a name or difficulty multitasking — it can feel frustrating, but these are a completely normal part of aging. Small changes to your brain happen over time (and actually begin in your 20s). You …

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The Difference Between Assisted Living and Memory Care

As our parents and other loved ones age, it’s inevitable that concerns about living arrangements and care needs arise. While in-home care seems appealing, the fact is a trained team of caregivers can provide a far greater range of care for your loved one, giving you peace of mind and freeing you to enjoy just …

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