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19
Sep

Making the Move Before It’s Too Late

***Disclaimer: This story isn’t intended to make you sad, but it’s vital you learn what could happen if you delay making a move into assisted living. We see stories like this happen far too often and feel that it is easily preventable, and wanted to shed light on the subject.   “75-year-old David died on the […]

13
Sep

Fall Crafts for Your Crafty Senior

As the leaves begin to change color and the chill of fall is in the air, we are spending more of our days indoors where it’s warm and toasty. If you are a caregiver caring for an elderly parent, you may want a few suggestions on how to spend your time inside with craft projects […]

7
Sep

Thrift Sale Raises $6,000 for the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Azura Memory Care and Assisted Living of Brookfield held their first annual Thrift Sale on August 19th and 20th, with all proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association and Dementia Friendly Elmbrook.  The Brookfield and surrounding communities were asked to donate their gently used items – furniture, clothes, books, housewares, etc. to the sale. Items were not […]

7
Sep

From Garden to Table

You may have noticed that all of our Azura homes have a vibrant garden in our backyard, but did you know that all of the vegetables, fruits and herbs we grow, we eat daily, too? Our farm-to-table approach is not only good for the environment and sustainable, but it also fills our residents with nutrient […]

9
Aug

Wandering: Tips for Security

It can be heartbreaking for someone to watch their loved one walk around aimlessly for hours on end. Because of their memory loss, they might think that they need to get to work even if they have been retired for years. They might ask to go home when they are already home. Or they may […]

23
Jun

Wisconsin’s Silver Alert Program

You’re driving down the highway on your way to work and you see the blinking orange letters: “Silver Alert, Grey Sedan, WI LIC 123456.” Most know what an Amber Alert is, but do you know what circumstances qualify as a Silver Alert? Similar to an Amber Alert, Silver Alerts will go out by email and text […]

14
Jun

Love Your Brain In June

June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month, a month to show a little extra love to your noggin.  Every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia, with nearly 50 million people currently living with the disease worldwide. Perhaps more alarmingly, that number is expected to reach 132 million by 2050.The sixth-leading cause of death and the only […]

14
Jun

Having the Conversation about Moving to a Memory Care Home

It’s the conversation many avoid altogether. How do you even begin to tell your loved one that they need to move out of their home and into a memory care home, especially if they have dementia and can’t totally comprehend it?  Have you noticed your loved one struggling to live on their own?  You aren’t […]

14
Jun

Keep Drinking Coffee

I vividly remember my grandma joking with me when I was little that drinking coffee (even with my excessive amount of creamer) would stunt my growth. Well…here I am at 23 and a whopping 5’2″, so maybe she was right. But, what I didn’t know back then was that a study done by CAIDE showed […]

20
Apr

Understanding Different Types of Dementia

If you Google “How many different kinds of dementia are there?” you will be presented with hundreds of answers. Realistically, there are more types of dementia than we really know, but for the sake of this blog we will be focusing on the four most common – Alzheimer’s, Vascular, Lewy Body and Frontotemporal. Dementia is […]

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