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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 […]

10
Jan

Avoiding Loneliness Around the Holidays

While you are preparing for the holidays – wrapping the presents, grocery shopping and cleaning the house – often, our elderly loved ones are having a difficult time. As seniors become older, their circles become smaller due to death, illness or moves and can really impact their feelings around the holiday season.  Whether independently living or in […]

10
Jan

Tips and Tricks for Recognizing Early Signs of Memory Loss this Holiday Season

Have you checked in on your loved one lately? Our own Justine Barton appeared on the Morning Blend and gave tips and tricks for recognizing early signs of memory loss this holiday season. Click on the link below to view the video. https://youtu.be/KlZbyVFtcQg

18
Nov

Healthy Hobbies to Keep Hearts Strong

What’s the secret to feeling young at heart? Keep playing. Studies show that seniors who volunteer, continue to learn new things, participate in hobbies and find mutual connections with others tend to feel a sense of higher well-being. Here are a few healthy hobbies that will make you feel better and connect you with others. […]

11
Nov

Honoring Our Aging Veterans

Happy Veteran’s Day to all of those that sacrificed it all for our freedom! We are especially grateful to the veterans in our Azura family, and are celebrating across our homes today with special ceremonies, food and drink, and recognition of our brave men and women. Veteran’s Day is the opportunity to honor those who have […]

29
Oct

Caring for your Parent and Preparing for Role Reversal

It’s the conversation no one wants to have: what are your plans for the end of your life? There comes a time when adult children need to step into the caregiving role for their parents – taking on more tasks for them, helping them with chores or checking in more often. Finding the time to […]

29
Oct

Activation Of Your POA – FAQ’s

Let’s say that your mother was diagnosed with dementia, or your father has recently become a widower. You notice their house has started to fall beyond repair, or that driving is becoming difficult.,. And then it hits you. You realize that your parent’s ability to care for themselves is changing as they age. At this stage in life, […]

29
Oct

Sundowning – What Is It And Why Does It Happen?

If you have ever cared for someone with dementia, you might have noticed a change in their behavior that is extremely out of character for them as the sun starts to set. That change is referred to commonly as sundowning. Sundowning is a cluster of symptoms that usually includes agitation, restlessness, irritability, and confusion that occurs in […]

7
Oct

Foods That Are Ruining Your Senior’s Sleep

Sleep. Some of us get plenty of it, some don’t. We do all know that the amount of sleep you get affects your mental health, focus, physical health and your overall well-being. This need for sleep increases as you get older, but some seniors have a very hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. If […]

23
Sep

Five Ways to Boost a Senior’s Self-Esteem

As we age, the negative stereotypes surrounding getting older start to really close in on us. You have bad joints, can’t get around as easily as you could before, starting to forget things easier…and with that, start to lose confidence in yourself and your abilities. Typically, studies have shown that self-esteem declines rapidly after the […]

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