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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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IKF Blog
Posted: Thursday, November 5, 2020

Conversation starters when visiting a loved one with Alzheimer’s

If you have a friend or loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, one challenge you’ll face as the disease progresses is finding ways to communicate.

Patience and compassion will be needed as you try to interact with those struggling to find the words they’re searching for or when they forget what they wanted to say.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

5 compelling reasons to consider a move to senior living

As you reach retirement and look to the future, you may find yourself exploring options. Discovering the ones right for you, however, can take some time.

One of the first to consider is where you want to live. Will you be staying in your current home and neighborhood? Are you thinking of moving to be closer to your adult children? Or are you looking for a change that can provide everything you need for a new lifestyle?

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IKF Blog
Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Person-centered care: What it is and the difference it can make

Memory care communities provide support to help their residents feel at home. But those with Alzheimer’s are also dealing with an illness that can strip away not only their memories but their independence and dignity.

Those communities who practice person-centered care provide an opportunity for their residents to live once again with the self-respect that they deserve.    

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Fall container gardening: tips to enjoy the season’s colors

Fall is in the air. You’ve no doubt noticed the early subtleties as summer slipped away to make room. The temperatures have dipped a little lower, the long hours of daylight are noticeably shorter and the leaves are popping with brilliant colors.

A change of season is the perfect time to give your patio or deck a new look. Fall container gardening can help you celebrate this favorite time of year. Take a moment and imagine replacing the tired plantings and wilting flowers with the colors, shapes and textures of autumn.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

High-tech memory care: the role it can play for those with dementia

It seems almost impossible to live in today’s world without the advantages of technology. It can make life easier, although there are no denying glitches and spotty Wi-Fi can be challenging. Whether we’re connecting with old friends with our smartphones or no longer getting lost thanks to the GPS in our cars, technology has made a difference.  

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IKF Blog
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

7 steps to help maintain your independence

If you asked what’s important to people as they grow older, remaining independent would be near, if not the number one factor identified by many.

As time passes, we may begin to fear that we won’t be able to take care of ourselves. But while life can often get in the way of our best made plans, there is still much that we do control.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

How a memory care community can help your loved one stay engaged

One common but unfortunate misperception about those who live with Alzheimer’s is that they are no longer capable of appreciating an engaged life.

That is not only misguided, but the effects resulting from that belief can be detrimental to their health.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

5 Fall activities to help you enjoy the season

The last several months have been extraordinary as we all continue to navigate COVID-19. Time may have felt as if it stood still while we lived with the restrictions. But now that Summer is coming to a close, the favorite season of many is just around the corner.  

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