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July 24, 2018

Confronting Dementia

 

Confronting a loved one about dementia can be a daunting task. While increasing awareness of dementia symptoms has led to earlier diagnoses, many individuals and families fall into a state of denial. As a result, the disease is left to fester...

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July 2, 2018

5 Essential Oils that Promote Wellness in Seniors

Scents and smells have a powerful effect on our minds. The smell of freshly mown grass might take you back to childhood summers, or cookies in the oven might remind you of the holidays. Our sense of smell is closely linked with the parts of the...

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May 9, 2018

Can Our Medical System Meet the Needs of a Growing Senior Population?

 

It’s been several years since Boomers began reaching the age of retirement, and the reality of our society’s lack of preparedness to deal with the influx of retirees over the next decade has become impossible to ignore. This issue has come to...

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April 24, 2018

Why Assisted Living Should Provide a Continuum of Care

 

Anyone searching for senior care options has probably come across the term “continuum of care” - but what does it really mean, and why is it important? A community with a continuum of care is one that offers senior care services from...

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April 16, 2018

Understanding Dementia Behavior

 

For people recently diagnosed with dementia, or caretakers, friends, and loved ones of someone with dementia, changes in behavior can be frightening and difficult to deal with. Yet it’s important to understand that the person with dementia is...

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December 7, 2017

How to Find the Right Memory Care Facility

 

It’s a difficult and stressful time when an aging loved one begins to show signs of dementia. Memory loss can be frightening and sad, but people with dementia can still live out their golden years happy and full of life, provided they receive...

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October 16, 2017

The Healing Advantages of Color Therapy

 

Color is everywhere you look, in the green of the grass and blue of the sky. A brightly lit space may lift your mood and make you more alert, where a dark room could be calming, or unsettling. With such an effect on our moods and outlooks, it’s...

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April 28, 2017

The Importance of Objects in Assisted Living Memory Care

When you wander the halls of the Vista Springs Center for Memory Care and Rediscovery, you’ll find not only the luxury accommodations our residents have come to expect but also a few unique features meant to speak directly to the care and...

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March 31, 2017

Memory Care: The Specifics That Matter

When caring for patients facing different forms of dementia or memory loss, it can be tempting to look at the big picture only. Will they be safe? Will they be clean? Will they remain physically healthy and as happy as possible? These are all...

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