sensory stimulation

The primary sensory areas of the brain are largely untouched by Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). That means that sufferers can still respond to touch, smell, taste and sight in their everyday life. It’s also possible for sensory stimulation to ease some of the symptoms of frustration and actually…

Your physician or a family member may have suggested that you move to an assisted living community. Before you make that very important decision, you probably have a whole lot of questions that you need to have answered. Below, we’ve talked to Russell Williams, executive director of The Towers, an assisted living and memory care…

preventable

Healthy living is key to helping you stay physically and mentally fit. By embracing a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise, a nutritious diet, sufficient rest, socialization and reduced stress, you can improve both your physical and mental health. According to current research, healthy living choices could even reduce the risk of developing brain disorders…

Assisted Living: Is it Time?

“So, let’s talk about your long-term care…” This is the beginning of a tricky conversation that no one likes to have with their elderly loved one. But the truth is that nearly 1.2 million people in the U.S. reside in assisted living facilities, according to the National Caregivers Library. In fact, today’s 65-year-olds have almost…

Assisted living holds a stigma among many seniors because the words imply a loss of freedom and independence, but that simply isn’t so. Services such as Friendship at Home take assisted living to a whole new level, allowing seniors to live in a comfortable, independent fashion at home. Let’s take a look at some of the…

fall

When Dick Van Dyke did his famous slapstick tumble over the ottoman in the opening of his ‘60s sitcom, it was funny. Back then, a fall for Dick—or for that matter, for us—was no big deal. We’d bounce right back up and keep right on going. But not anymore. These days, a fall can put…

My Story of Helping my Mother With my experience working with retirement living communities, I thought I’d be prepared when my own mother moved into a nursing home. For the most part I was. However, what I couldn’t have truly anticipated is how quickly she settled in! We both credit this to the vast amount…

Lifestyle, Health and Wellness…and Location? When you hear the word “retirement,” you probably envision all those things you enjoy most in life – golf and water aerobics, gourmet dinners and wine tastings, and those art classes you’ve been meaning to take. But chances are good that you don’t think of any of the things that…

The Wellness program at Carolina Bay in Wilmington, North Carolina is designed to fully immerse residents in a well-rounded, multi-dimensional, and comprehensive program where residents can achieve an exceptional feeling of well-being and a high sense of self-efficacy leading to an extraordinary quality of life. Our goal is to provide residents with the opportunity to…

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