It’s heartbreaking when dementia interferes with a grandparent’s relationship with their grandchildren. Children may feel fearful of grandparents who have had dementia for most of the child’s life. Conversely, children who once had warm relationships with their grandparents may feel angry and sad. Some might not even believe that their grandparent can’t help their behavior.
Seniors report that social media helps them stay in touch with their family, learn about news in their community, communicate more effectively with loved ones, and reach out to people from their past. Many young people rely solely or primarily on social media to communicate about their lives, so seniors may have better luck chatting with grandchildren and children through social media than through more traditional methods.
Choosing a senior living community is a major decision, and one that should be carefully investigated. Unfortunately, many seniors or their family members are forced to make a quick decision in a crisis situation for a senior community that best suits the needs of the senior. Don’t find yourself unprepared or undereducated about your options. Instead, choose to make a plan for your next apartment before a medical emergency occurs.
Do you or a loved one in your life suffer from memory loss? Have you ever wondered if it's dementia, or is it just normal aging? Watch our episode of Senior Living LIVE as we discuss the difference between what should be considered "normal aging" and what would be the warning signs of actual dementia.
Have you ever had the wintertime blues? Trust us: everyone gets them! Watch our episode of Senior Living LIVE as we discuss ways that you can beat the wintertime blues and live fulfilled days. Watch below or read the transcript of our conversation.
Valentine’s Day, in all its Cupid and candlelight glory, is not just for couples anymore. Indeed, February 14 is now an excellent excuse to shower love on the important people in your life. For seniors especially, who may feel lonely after the excitement of the winter holidays has subsided, Valentine’s Day can be a fun way to have a bit of family (and friend) attention.
How much does senior living cost? This is a question on a lot of people’s minds. In our recent Senior Living Live broadcast, we talk with Meredith, the associative executive director of Renaissance on Peachtree, about the cost of senior living and how to compare those costs to living at home. Watch below or read the transcript of our conversation.
Seniors don’t lose their desire to lead rich, fulfilling, active lives just because their bodies begin failing. Yet many seniors find that aging continually erodes their independence. This can be a demoralizing and painful process for seniors and the people who love them.
There are many different types of senior living and it may be difficult to know which one is right for you or your loved one. In our recent Senior Living LIVE broadcast, we talk through each different type of senior living and what they would look like for you or your loved one. Watch below or read through our transcript.