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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 […]

20
Apr

Dancing Could Prevent Dementia

You’re probably reading the title of this blog and thinking, “Moving my arms and legs could prevent me from getting dementia? You’re insane.” Well, that’s exactly what I’m telling you. Enhanced dementia and Alzheimer’s research reveals that learning new dance moves and choreography could prevent or elongate dementia. Here’s why: According to the World Health […]

10
Mar

Managing Caregiving Frustrations

Being the primary caregiver for a loved one with dementia can be extremely challenging and frustrating – even on the best of days. Your loved one with dementia can develop expressions that are not true to their character, have bag days or ask you questions over and over. Feeling frustrated is valid, however, it shouldn’t […]

16
Feb

Helping Children Understand Dementia

Dementia is a mental disease that is far-reaching and can affect the entire family, including children and grandchildren. For kids, seeing their grandparents suffer from a cognitive decline can be very confusing and upsetting. Although the senior affected by dementia requires as much support as possible, grandchildren also need to understand how this disease affects […]

10
Feb

Love Gets Better With Age

If someone asked you, “What does love look like?”, how would you respond? Many of us this day and age will base our perspectives of “love” off of Ally and Noah’s passionate love in The Notebook, or Henry and Lucy’s playful love in 50 First Dates. However, some of the strongest notions of love can come from […]

27
Jan

Local Emergency Services Take the Virtual Dementia Tour

Azura Assisted Living and Memory Care has been hosting the Virtual Dementia Tour through Second Wind Dreams for the last few weeks for Police Officers, Fire Departments and EMT’s. Azura is a leading provider in dementia and memory care, and has been working hard in the community to train our emergency service men and women […]

27
Jan

What is Hospice Care?

Right off the bat, the term “hospice” can sound very scary and intimidating to those who are planning the next move for their loved one’s care. However, hospice is nothing to fear. Hospice care is for people who have an incurable illness, such as Alzheimer’s. The aim is to ensure they are comfortable, and able to […]

11
Jan

2021 Family and Resident Reviews

Azura Memory Care of Beloit “The work being done at Azura is so important and appreciated by my family and myself. The staff are so wonderful and I can see the love and care that they bring to my mother and all of the residents. My worried about my mothers care are diminished because of […]

10
Jan

Longevity Tips for a Better Life

As we get started on the first few pages of 2022, what did you put on your New Year’s resolution list? Get that promotion? Lose a little weight? What about finding true happiness that fills your soul?  At Azura Living, we take great joy in caring for seniors who have lived long and amazing lives. They […]

10
Jan

Using Memories to Keep Spirits Bright

Many of us feel a sense of nostalgia around the holidays – leaving cookies for Santa, unwrapping presents from Mom and Dad, decorating the tree or building a snowman with your siblings. Holidays are mostly rooted around family traditions and memories, which means that this is the perfect time to celebrate those family traditions with […]

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