When you have a loved one with dementia, understanding how their condition affects them is the key to helping them adjust. One common issue for people with dementia is their increased need for sleep. Why do dementia patients sleep so much, and how can you help them get the rest they need?
When you think about the best places to retire, Kansas City might not be at the top of your list. But if it isn’t, you might miss out on all the great things our city offers retirees. Ask any senior at The Piper, and they’ll be able to tell you exactly why you’ll love assisted living in Kansas City.
Are you a social butterfly? Or perhaps you’re more of a shrinking violet? Whether you find socializing easy or a little stressful, maintaining an active social life is crucial throughout your life — and especially during your golden years. Scroll down to learn about the benefits of socializing for seniors.
If there’s one thing the world can never have too much of, it’s kindness. You’ll never regret being kind to someone, whether that someone is a friend, an acquaintance, or a complete stranger, and it’s always worth the effort. Even if you’re hoping to make a positive impact on the people around you, however, you might struggle to figure out how to spread kindness in your everyday life. Review our lengthy list of ideas for some inspiration!
For kids, making friends is often as easy as saying, “Hey, do you want to be my friend?” If the other kid says yes, you’re off and running! In adulthood, the process becomes more difficult for a variety of reasons. Adults have busier lives, more responsibilities, and established routines, and they tend to be more selective when evaluating potential new friends. Fortunately, in our sunset years, our lives open up again. Now that you have more free time, it’s time to expand your social circle! Scroll down to learn how to make friends as a senior. It’s easier than you might think!
Do you have a loved one in memory care? If you’re looking for a fun way to spend some time with them, these memory care activities can give you the chance to enjoy each other’s company and make some great moments together.
What’s the most crucial exercise for a senior to do every day? Believe it or not, it’s as simple as touching your toes. Do you know the benefits of stretching for seniors?
Do you sometimes struggle to be kind to yourself? Developing a sense of patience may be the solution. Learn how to be patient with yourself, and kindness will naturally follow.
“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” Does this famous saying resonate with you? Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult parts of life, but you don’t have to get through it alone. Learn how to cope with loss and get the help you need.
Is your loved one struggling with dementia? A memory care community may be the best place for them to get the help they need. Scroll down to explore some tips for moving someone with dementia.