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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 […]

16
Sep

POA’s – How Much Power Do You Really Have?

When it comes time to move your loved one into a memory care home, a POA (or Power of Attorney) is appointed. For some, this can feel like you have all of the power over the decisions made for your loved one, and for some, they really just don’t know what all comes with being […]

9
Sep

MOSAIC Dreams – Henry Takes Flight!

When Henry was asked what his best day would be, he wanted nothing more than to fly in a helicopter again, just like he did during his service. Henry is 96-years-old, but still remembers his war stories and loves to share them as he is very proud of his service.   On Monday, September 6th, […]

18
Aug

Susan A. Marshall to Speak at Azura of Fox Point

There’s a story to be told when suddenly you’ve assumed one of the most important roles of your life — a family caregiver, but with little experience to draw from.   Wisconsin-based author Susan A. Marshall found herself in just that position. She shares what happens to families during such challenging times in her book, […]

11
Aug

Azura Memory Care of Wausau Visits Marathon County Fair

Last week, residents at Azura Memory Care of Wausau made their way for a fun-filled day at the Marathon County Fair! Residents, their families and our team enjoyed a wonderful day moseying around the fairgrounds!  Some of the favorite attractions were the craft tents and the animal barns! They were also on a mission to […]

9
Aug

MOSAIC Dreams – Jerry Officiates One More Wedding

When John Zey, Azura’s maintenance head, was deciding how he and his wife-to-be would get married, he thought of no better way to tie the knot than having the ceremony at Azura Memory Care in Eau Claire and turning Jerry Richards’ dream into reality. Jerry, a former professor, spent a lot of his free time […]

9
Aug

MOSAIC Dreams – Rita’s Bowling League

Let the good times roll! Azura Memory Care resident, Rita, had the  opportunity to bowl again thanks to Azura’s MOSAIC Dreams program and their partnership with Second Wind Dreams. Azura Memory Care prides itself on providing exceptional care to their residents, and thus has created a program to make long term resident’s dreams come true, […]

9
Aug

MOSAIC Dreams – Jerry’s Classic Car Show

When asked what his best day would be, attending a classic car show again was the first thing that came to mind. So, we got busy. The group Motor Mania reached out saying that they would love to assist in fulfilling Jerry’s dream, and it began to come to life. Jerry was placed on hospice […]

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