Holidays and Dementia: How to Celebrate with Your Loved One

The holiday season is a time for joy, togetherness, and cherished traditions. It is a time when families and friends come together to celebrate and create lasting memories. However, when someone you love is living with dementia, the holiday season can bring unique challenges. Dementia can make it difficult for individuals to engage in traditional holiday activities, but with some thoughtful planning and adjustments, you can still celebrate the holidays in a way that is meaningful and enjoyable for both you and your loved one. 

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What is Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care?

Long-term skilled nursing care is a critical component of the healthcare continuum, providing comprehensive and specialized medical services to individuals who require extended assistance with their daily activities due to chronic illnesses, disabilities, or complex medical conditions. This form of care is designed to offer a high level of medical and personal support to individuals who cannot fully care for themselves but do not require hospitalization.

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A Story of Community Partnership: Obed Watershed & Uplands Village

In 2017, the Uplands Environmental Committee asked Obed Watershed Community Association (OWCA) Executive Director, Dennis Gregg, for consultation on stormwater issues at Uplands Village. One of Dennis’ recommendations was the creation of “no mow” buffers along waterways and lakes, which were subsequently instituted. 

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How to Talk to Your Spouse About Moving to Senior Living

As couples age, the topic of transitioning to a senior living community may arise, and it can be a sensitive and complex subject to address. It often involves significant life changes and emotions, shifting from a familiar home to a new environment. However, approaching this conversation with empathy, understanding, and open communication can foster a sense of collaboration and ensure both partners are heard. 

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Low-Impact Exercises: The Benefits of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates

In today’s fast-paced world, where high-intensity workouts dominate fitness trends, and we deal with daily stressors, low-impact exercises have emerged as a popular alternative. Activities such as yoga, tai chi, and pilates offer a gentler approach to fitness while providing numerous health benefits that go well beyond the physical. 

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Is it Time to Move from Assisted Living to a Higher Level of Care?

Transitioning from assisted living to a higher level of long-term care is a significant decision that individuals and their families may face as they age or experience changes in their health. Assisted living communities offer compassionate support and assistance with daily activities; however, there may come a time when a higher level of care is needed to ensure a person’s safety and well-being. 

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