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How to Get Power of Attorney for a Parent with Dementia

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Caring for a parent with dementia, especially when they transition to memory care, requires not only emotional strength and patience but also practical action to manage their affairs effectively. A crucial step in this process is obtaining a Power of Attorney (POA), a legal document that grants an agent the authority to make decisions on […]

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5 Worst Foods for Memory

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Memory is a delicate and intricate aspect of our cognitive function, influenced by various factors, including diet. While we often focus on foods that enhance memory, it’s equally important to be aware of those that can impair it.  In our fast-paced lives, where processed and convenience foods often find their way onto our plates, it’s […]

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What Not to Say to Someone With Memory Loss?

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Memory loss can be a difficult condition to deal with on both sides of a conversation. It is important to be mindful of what you say to someone who has memory loss to prevent causing any confusion, embarrassment or frustration. As much as possible, it is important to maintain normal and natural conversations with people […]

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Can Someone with Dementia Sign Legal Documents?

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It is never easy when someone you love is battling dementia. If their cognitive abilities have been affected, you may be approaching a time when your loved one should transition to memory care.  But who makes these decisions if the family member’s memory has declined? If they have a living will or had medical decisions […]

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Memory Improvement Games for Seniors

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As people age, their memory tends to decline. Seniors may find themselves forgetting things or needing help remembering important details. This can be a frustrating and stressful experience, but some things can be done to help improve their memory. Memory improvement games are one way to keep seniors’ brains active and engaged, improving their memory […]

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How to Talk to Someone With Memory Loss

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The changes that come when someone begins forgetting things can lead to frustrations for the caregiver and the one suffering from memory loss. A memory care community is an excellent option for many older adults. But professional memory care isn’t an option for everyone, and it’s not ideal for everyone either. A loved one or […]

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How to Move a Parent with Dementia to Assisted Living

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Transitioning your parent from living at home to a senior living community can be a challenging process, especially if they struggle with cognitive impairments like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.  What’s important to remember, though, is that you don’t have to do it all on your own. Our team here at Tylers Mill Senior Living is […]

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How To Talk to Someone With Short-Term Memory Loss?

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Someone with short-term memory loss may forget things they just said or did, which can be a natural part of aging. But it can also signal the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia. Senior living communities provide a wide range of memory care needs for people with dementia.  Short-term […]

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How Do I Find the Best Memory Care Facility?

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Searching for the best memory care community for your loved one is a detail-oriented process that requires communication and understanding. Finding the right community for your loved one is essential to maintaining the quality of life they deserve. Let’s look at what memory care is and how to find the best memory care community for […]

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