The Benefits of Art Therapy for Seniors Living with Dementia

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 3, 2017 11:09:00 AM

Art therapy has long been used as a therapeutic tool in many settings, including rehabilitation, educational, medical, mental health, and even forensics. More recently, it’s been shown to be effective working with seniors, especially those with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

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Personalized Memory Care that Promotes Daily Success [VIDEO]

Posted by Kezia Wicklander on Feb 16, 2017 10:30:34 AM

When someone you love is experiencing memory loss and needs the support of a specialized community, we’re here with Pearls of Life®, our personalized memory care program. Pearls of Life recognizes the value of each individual and helps residents live dignified, well-rounded lives. Residents discover the treasures, or pearls, within.

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Senior Living: The Caregiver's Role in a Loved One's Journey [VIDEO]

Posted by Katie Westberg on Feb 7, 2017 1:00:40 PM

When you have a loved one living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, providing care for them can become a large responsibility. Forty-three million people in the U.S. provide care to those 50 and older (according to AARP). Caregivers are husbands, wives, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and friends. Fifty percent are working full time, yet many work an additional 30 hours a week providing care such as feeding, dressing, grooming, shopping, and housekeeping.

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Memory Care: Discovering the Treasures Within [VIDEO]

Posted by Katie Westberg on Jan 12, 2017 1:30:41 PM

With our Pearls of Life® Program, we are able to show our commitment of truly discovering the treasures, or pearls, within each of our residents living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. We focus on the things they are able to do despite their diagnosis.

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Life-Improving Benefits to Look for at a Memory Care Community

Posted by The Goodman Group on Dec 2, 2016 11:09:59 AM

If a loved one is experiencing Alzheimer's disease, dementia. or another form of memory loss, be assured that quality of life is very much achievable. Memory care communities in particular offer specialized environments where your loved one can not only live, but thrive.  The best of these providing for all of the day-to-day needs residents require, specialized memory care communities maintain the dignity we all deserve. Here are just some of the life-improving benefits available from a top memory care community

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Memory Care: Tips on Visiting Your Loved One Living with Dementia

Posted by The Goodman Group on Nov 17, 2016 1:24:33 PM

Having a loved one with dementia can be a significant adjustment for an entire family. While the nature of your time together may change, there is no reason it can't be just as rewarding and meaningful as it was prior to their diagnosis. We recommend that you talk with your loved one's memory care team. They can help you identify the best times of the day to visit, activities you can enjoy together, and other ways to make the most of your visits. 

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What Can Be Expected from a Memory Care Community?

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 25, 2016 2:57:13 PM

Memories may fade, but that doesn’t mean life has to lose its meaning. There may be a day when you may have to take on a new role in your relationship with your parents as the caregiver. As foreign as this new responsibility may feel, it's a wonderful opportunity to ensure their life story takes on new, beautiful meaning.

When a loved one experiences Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, this can bring unique challenges. It is important to understand that they can still enjoy a fulfilling life in an environment that nurtures and cherishes their wellbeing.

In our more than 50 years of experience, we have learned that quality of life can always be achieved. Memory loss is no different. We have not only seen, but experienced first-hand, the extraordinary ways in which memory care can provide comfort to loved ones and their families.

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Moments Matter: Our Senior Care Residents Surprise Us Everyday [VIDEO]

Posted by Kristi Carlson on Oct 10, 2016 9:31:24 AM

Our job, first and foremost, is to serve and care for our residents' needs. A specific encounter with one resident living in memory care has left a strong impression on Kristi.

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Topics: Memory Care, Videos