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Living with Arthritis: How to Manage Your Condition

One of the hardest parts about being diagnosed with a chronic condition is the knowledge that there is rarely a cure. And, these diseases usually get worse over time. Arthritis is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, affecting over 54 million Americans. It’s also the leading cause of disability. And, although arthritis is associated with age, …

Recognizing the Signs of Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are common topics in the assisted living community. Millions of seniors receive a dementia diagnosis every year – and hundreds of thousands of non-seniors. It can be difficult to recognize the signs of dementia, though, since many of them closely resemble the common signs of age. If your loved one struggles to find …

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Top 6 Frequently Asked Questions About Assisted Living

When it comes to assisted living homes, the average person has many questions. Assisted living is one of those areas in life surrounded by myth and misinformation. Many people only know what it was like 20 or 30 years ago, when one of their relatives went to a “home,” or what they’ve seen in movies. Their minds rarely picture the …

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College for Seniors: Going to College for Free

Have you ever dreamed of getting a college degree or furthering your education, but figured the expense put it outside your reach? Well, if you’re over 50, you’ll be happy to know that your higher education options are not only a lot cheaper, sometimes they’re free. Lots of schools offer free and discounted courses, both live and online, for mature …

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Welcome Home: Personalizing Your Parent’s Assisted Living Home

Moving is one of our most stressful life changes. When you add in the emotions that are a normal part of moving into an assisted living home, it can ratchet the stress level up to 11. One of the factors contributing to that stress is the fact that you’re moving into the unknown. Personalizing your space goes a long way …