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As you or your loved ones age, it’s necessary to make plans for the future to ensure that your wants and needs are met. As everyone’s needs are different, working with trusted professionals who have experience in aging and it’s associated concerns to help you organize these plans for your future.
Dementia is not a disease, but the general term for a loss of cognitive functioning, such as memory, problem-solving, and language, to the extent that it becomes a hinderance to daily life. Since dementia is a progressive condition, the severity of its symptoms often start small and increase over time. Everyone will experience different symptoms as a result of dementia, however there are some signs and symptoms that are common. If you recognize any of these symptoms in your aging loved one, it’s important to get them help.
The work that we do for our clients is holistic and varied every day. Each client that we work with has a unique plan of care and so we are focused on the detailed care for each client. Find out more about what a typical day in the life of an Aging Life Care Manager is like.
As we age, we experience an increasing number of major life changes and transitions, including changes accompanied with Alzheimer’s and other aging related illnesses. Handling these changes can be difficult, and if you are unsure of where to start or are struggling with decisions, a professional care manager can help find options for you and your loved ones.
Adding a new activity, or picking up a favorite you’ve put down for winter, can be a great way to welcome spring. Find out how Susan and Kelsie were able to shake off the winter blues, and spring into action for the changing of seasons.
Meditation is a simple practice that anyone can practice, at nearly any time. Some benefits include reduction of stress, an increased level of calmness and clarity, and an overall sense of happiness. Mindfulness and meditation can be great skills for anyone to develop but can especially be beneficial for seniors.
As the pandemic continues onwards, families struggle with the effects of separation. Isolation has been extremely difficult on seniors, in particular. Learn about how families are finding new ways to connect as we navigate this new world together.
John Steinbeck had this to say about winter: “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” As we begin another winter that is filled with uncertainty about the pandemic and its variants, we’re sharing some of the wisdom of our clients about this time of year, and how we can still maintain hope and optimism in the most bitter of winters.
The role of a caregiver can be a sudden or unexpected transition, and many new caregivers aren’t sure where to start looking for resources and support. This toolkit provides a starting point with essential tools and tips to stay organized and lessen stress as much as possible.
Soon it’ll be Halloween, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner…so enjoy autumn’s pleasures before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season! Here are some ideas to make the most of this beautiful time of year and explore what autumn means to you:
We serve the Big Bend area of Florida, including Tallahassee, located in Leon County, along with Wakulla, Jefferson and Gadsden counties in a 50 mile radius.