Helpful Communication Tips for A Person With Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease can gradually diminish a person’s ability to communicate. Below are some tips to help you and the person with Alzheimer’s understand each other better.   CHANGES IN COMMUNICATION The person with dementia may experience changes in communication such as: Difficulty finding the right words Using familiar words repeatedly Inventing new words to describe familiar objects Easily lose their …

BAM Now Available for Residents at Francois Bend

INDIANAPOLIS and SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), Vir Biotechnology, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIR) and GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) today announced a collaboration to evaluate a combination of two COVID-19 therapies in low-risk patients with mild to moderate COVID-19. Lilly has expanded its ongoing BLAZE-4 trial to evaluate the administration of bamlanivimab …

Coping with Behavior Challenges — Anger and Aggression

Behavioral changes can be one of the biggest challenges when caring with someone with dementia. Symptoms of dementia can cause a flood of emotions and physical reactions, which can manifest in behavioral problems. Understanding the cause and effect can help family and professional caregivers cope better with situations that may arise. Dementia affects the parts of the brain that control …

Mental Health Awareness Resources During COVID Pandemic

Information provided by LSU Psychology Department We hope that you are all staying healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The disruption to daily living, concerns about one’s health or the health of loved ones, and the uncertainty of what the future may bring make this a very challenging time. We wanted to share some resources to help support your …

Fall Prevention by STS

Did you know that one in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year? Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people over 65 years old. Those numbers increase with seniors …

The Importance Of Happiness As We Age

Several scientific studies suggest that happiness causes better health; others suggest that the two are most definitely correlated—perhaps good health causes happiness. Happiness and health may indeed be a virtuous circle, but researchers are still trying to untangle their complex relationship. 1. Happiness combats stress – Stress is known as the “silent killer,” as it’s consistent presence in one’s life can …

Transitioning To A Senior Living Community

Moving into an assisted living community can be a scary thing to tackle. It can be an emotionally and physically draining process for both you and your family. Little decisions can seem incredibly overwhelming. So many things need to happen even before you choose your new home. After choosing your new home, the moving process can still be daunting. Even …

Honor and Observance: Memorial Day Activities For Seniors

Memorial Day means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Most Americans consider this day to be the official beginning of summer. However, for many Americans, especially the senior community, this holiday commemorates something much more than beach trips and cookouts. For many seniors, it is about reflecting on the memory of soldiers who’ve fallen during …