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Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

What are your goals for 2021 and 5 tips to help you meet them

It’s that time of year when many of us feel drawn to set goals for the New Year. It may be the idea of a blank slate or the simple act of seeing the numbers change on the calendar, but it causes many people to think about the changes they would like to create in their life.

Unfortunately, we often don’t spend as much time considering exactly how we’ll reach those goals.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Are you single and have Alzheimer’s? A memory care community can be your safety net

If you have recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, you’re probably trying to find out as much information as possible about this illness and the changes that will occur.

But if you are single or live alone, you may also be concerned about the future. If you don’t have family or friends that can step in as your caregiver, you may begin to fear how you will be able to go through this by yourself.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Staying in your home? Make sure it’s safe

If you’re considering staying in your home as you grow older, there are a few things you’ll want to take care of. One of the most important is to know how to make your home safe to age-in-place.

Falling is an example of one of the more dangerous occurrences that can happen to older adults. And over half of falls occur inside the home. The reasons can range from falling on the stairs to tripping while walking across a room.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2020

How to have a conversation with parents about memory care

Has one of your parents been diagnosed with dementia? Do they live alone or are they caring for each other? If you’re noticing troubling signs, it may be time to have a memory care conversation with them.

These talks are often difficult and avoided until necessity requires them to happen. But evading the topic doesn’t make the problem go away. In fact, a serious health condition or injury can worsen and result in a crisis for the family.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2020

5 signs that memory care may be needed

Living with a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s has no doubt required you to be both compassionate and flexible. You’ve accepted the changes and adjusted to those in your own life as well. And as this is a progressive disease, more, not less, care and attention will be required.

As your family moves through the different stages of Alzheimer’s, you might be recognizing that some day your loved one may need more care than you can provide. You may find yourself searching for signs that you need memory care help, or wondering when you should begin looking.  

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Moving to maintenance-free living? Ideas for your newfound free time

If you’ve made the decision to relocate after retirement, you’re likely becoming familiar with all the benefits of independent living. You should find all of these advantages and more when you discover the right community.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

First steps to take after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis

If your loved one has received an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, you may find yourselves at a loss for what to do next. A diagnosis of a cognitive illness can leave everyone feeling dazed and it will take some time to reset and begin moving forward.

Reviewing the following steps may help provide guidance to families currently experiencing this situation. And a roadmap to help plan for what the future may bring.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Celebrating the holidays even if the family can’t all be together

The 2020 holiday season is around the corner but this year will no doubt be different. The pandemic has not only left its mark on our daily lives, but its touch will also be felt as families consider how to celebrate.

Holidays and Covid-19 don’t mix well together. Gathering everyone around the table may increase the contagious risk so many may choose instead to forego the celebration or at least to scale it down.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A day in the life of a memory care resident

If you’re beginning to notice that more care is needed for your loved one with Alzheimer’s than you can provide at home, you may be researching what options are available.

One to consider is a memory care community. If you have no or little experience with residential care, you owe it to you both to discover what life there can offer.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

7 steps you can take to minimize falling

The risk of falling increases when you grow older and may be much more common than you think. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one in four older Americans falls every year. This is also the leading cause of injuries for people over the age of 65.

The consequences of falling are often more serious than if we take a spill when we’re younger. Instead of bruises or cuts, the results might be hip fractures, broken bones and head injuries. But another danger is that the outcomes are not all physical. When seniors fall they may become more fearful and start minimizing their activities or not leave home because they’re afraid it will happen again.

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