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Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Staying connected while socially isolating

Our “new normal” is anything but, however, there are plenty of ways to participate in life without ever leaving the safety of your home. You can visit places that aren’t even open during the pandemic, attend events taking place near and far, learn something new (and check it off your bucket list) or just enjoy a little movie binging.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Positive Affect of Music and Memory

For those diagnosed or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, music can play a meaningful role. We know music’s power in relieving anxiety but research has also discovered that the areas in the brain that house our musical memories may remain relatively undamaged by the cognitive disease. Functioning differently than our other memories, we’ve also learned that certain activities, like singing, may actually help to stimulate them.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020

Suggestions for older adults to minimize Coronavirus exposure

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now officially spread in the U.S. to all 50 states, medical professionals and government agencies continue to work together to limit exposure and risk. At Ingleside, we too are closely monitoring the virus and its effects in order to provide the best care and support possible for our residents and staff.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Benefits of pet therapy for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia

The physical and mental health advantages of pet ownership are well known. Taking care of a dog can get us outside for walks and, along with other pets, have been found to lift our moods as well as lower our blood pressure and cholesterol levels. When we share our lives with animals, our quality of life improves as they help us manage loneliness and depression and often increase our opportunities for socialization.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Financial and Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia may feel that someone has sped up the clock of time. Pressing items now fight for attention as you try to make sense of what has happened. But as this progressive illness will bring a continued decline in cognitive abilities, it’s important to ensure all legal and financial affairs are in order.

Scheduling a meeting with your attorney and financial advisor is recommended as soon as possible to review all of the applicable documents. To help organize your records as well as gain an overview of your expenses and assets, the Alzheimer’s Association provides this legal and financial Worksheet to help get you started.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Independent living: A day in the life

A day in the life today...Waking up in the morning, you find yourself smiling as you remember you’ll be meeting friends at an exercise class in an hour. You almost laugh because you still don’t know when staying physically fit became something you actually looked forward to.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Adapting interactions if your loved one has Alzheimer’s or dementia

If a loved one or friend has been diagnosed with a cognitive illness and you have no previous experience, you may want to begin by educating yourself. As the disease progresses, understanding how to respond to what is happening in the brain might help you feel more confident as you interact together.

The best advice is to always be patient, compassionate and flexible. And be prepared to pivot and adapt as behavior and capabilities can quickly change. The following are some suggestions for how you might prepare to engage with someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, especially in communication and responding to behaviors.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Why independent living? Here are the top 10 reasons

Is your current home getting in the way of how you want to live? Are you tired of climbing stairs, spending money on maintenance or wishing your kids could just come for a visit instead of tackling your to-do list? The good news is that there are more options available today than there have ever been. And one of them can solve all of these problems simply by moving into an Independent Living community.

If you’re not familiar with what the best communities have to offer, you may be surprised to find that they have thought of everything. In fact, here are 10 of the top reasons that the right community may be just the answer you’ve been looking for.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Predictive genetic testing for Alzheimer’s

If members of your family have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s not an uncommon fear that you may be predisposed to develop the disease. You likely have many questions, including whether it is predominantly genetic or if there is a test that can identify your risk.

Although cognitive impairments are complex and neither an exact cause nor treatment is yet clear, there is genetic testing. However, the Alzheimer’s Association outlines several points they believe you should consider before deciding on receiving a test.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Dealing with difficult dementia behavior

When taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, the challenges often seem overwhelming. They can say things you don’t understand or know how to respond to, such as when they continue to ask to go home. Managing dementia behavior isn’t easy. Although the person you once knew may now act in ways that are uncharacteristic, knowing how to respond can make a big difference. 

Here are 5 recommendations to consider when you find yourself caught in difficult interactions.

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