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IKF Blog
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Understanding the Behavior Behind Dementia

When someone you love has Alzheimer’s or dementia, the most difficult experience may occur in only a moment, but it will never be forgotten. Looking into the eyes of a spouse, parent, or life-long friend and realizing they no longer recognize who you are is heartbreaking.

Although it’s hard to accept, it’s also essential to remember the person you once knew is as helpless in this situation as you are. The disease is in control now. But understanding how this unfolds may help you better comprehend the behavior and not take it personally.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Ingleside Difference

We understand the difficulties that arrive with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Our experience with helping individuals and their families forms the background of our knowledge and compassionate response to those who may find themselves on this challenging road.

In the beginning stages of the disease, individuals are often cared for at home. As time passes, caregivers may reach out to other family members, neighbors or friends to help fill in where needed. Outside home services may be brought in or day centers could be utilized. But as the illness continues to progress, the day most likely will come when the help of trained professionals, programs and residential care will be needed. Do you know which type of community can provide the best lifestyle for your loved one?

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IKF Blog
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019

Gaining a Better Understanding of the Behaviors Behind the Disease

Watching a loved one’s behavior change from the person you once knew into someone you don’t recognize can be unsettling and emotionally painful. Not taking it personal is always the advice but that isn’t easy to do. As people progress further into the disease, the behaviors and responses can greatly impact quality of life. Becoming aware of what to expect and how best to react can make a big difference.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Acceptance Journey: 6 Steps to Find Your Way After a Dementia Diagnosis

From the moment a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia is received, lives are irrevocably changed. It may seem that nothing will be as it once was, including the future you had planned.

But it can get better with time and determination. A thought worth holding on to, especially in the beginning.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Adjusting to a Loved One’s Transition to Memory Care: 5 Suggestions for the Caregiver

After moving their loved ones into a memory care community, caregivers often find themselves unsure of the next steps. Before the transition, they planned ahead to help the process go as smoothly as possible. They looked for useful tips and suggestions that others recommended. Yet now there may remain a sense of uncertainty. That’s understandable. As focus has been on trying to anticipate their loved one’s needs, there’s one thing that most caregivers overlook.

And that is themselves.

 

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IKF Blog
Posted: Friday, November 22, 2019

10 Questions to Ask When Considering a Memory Care Community

As you continue to navigate the dementia or Alzheimer’s journey, one day you might discover yourself at a crossroads. If providing care at home is no longer possible, it’s time to find a memory care community.

At Ingleside’s Memory Support Assisted Living, we understand how hard the search can be. If you find yourself struggling with this decision, we hope you’ll reach out for help. There are many on-line resources available and if you haven’t yet read our blog post, 5 Signs it May be Time for Memory Careclick here for more information.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

5 Signs That it May be Time for Memory Care

For those diagnosed or taking care of a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s, time now moves at a different pace. As the rest of the world keeps its once familiar stride, your life is now measured with the many changes brought on by this disease.

As the condition progresses, the decline can be alarming, especially for those involved intermittently or from a distance. Yet if you’re the daily caregiver, you may not always notice the depth of deterioration. Instead of relying only on emotion, you can greatly decrease your anxiety by knowing when the transition from home care to a memory care community should occur.

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Pamela Mills, Director of Memory Care Programs
Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Ingleside Well Being Philosophy – Autonomy

In our last issue we introduced Ingleside’s Well Being Philosophy and it’s six elements:

  • Autonomy
  • Wellness
  • Purposeful Living
  • Connection
  • Being Seen
  • Authentic Living
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Pamela Mills, Director of Memory Care Programs
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019

Insuring Well Being in those living with neurocognitive disorders

What is well-being and why does it matter? Is it possible for a person with a neurocognitive disorder, living in a life plan community, to be genuinely happy? Yes! Increasingly, within the past century, neuropsychologists and geriatricians have begun to ask questions about what circumstances or contributions assist a person with neurocognitive impairment to live well along with their diagnosis. 

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Donna Fuller, Ingleside Director of Outreach
Posted: Monday, August 5, 2019

What do CCRCs offer in the way of tangible and intangible benefits

When it comes to senior housing and lifestyle options, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), also known as life plan communities, offer a great option for those looking for engaged living and peace of mind.  There are a lot of misconceptions about what CCRC/Life Plan communities offer, so let’s uncover the facts and benefits of this type of full-service senior living community:

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