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Questions to Ask When Touring a Memory Care Community

The right memory care community can give your loved one the compassionate, reliable, knowledgeable care that they need. Deciding between different communities can be daunting, however. They often offer a range of amenities and services, and it’s important that you find one that gives your loved one exceptional care and gives you peace of mind. One of the best ways to assess your top options is to visit them in person. Head into each visit prepared by reviewing our list of questions to ask when touring a memory care community.

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Things to Talk About with Dementia Patients

Talking can be a bit challenging when your conversational partner has Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia. The prospect of interacting with someone who repeats themselves or doesn’t predictably follow standard social conventions can be daunting at first. However, these seniors often have fantastic stories that they’re delighted to share with you if you can just get them chatting. Having a handy list of things to talk about with dementia patients ensures that you’re never left waiting in awkward silence.

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Exploring Music Therapy for Dementia Patients

Songwriters have repeatedly compared melodies to memories. More than once, they’ve pointed out that both can take you back in time to moments gone but never forgotten because of the important chord that they touched. Funnily enough, researchers believe the comparison is more than poetic license. Music truly does connect with memory in a way that lingers and, with the use of music therapy for dementia patients, may offer a chance to heal.
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How to Live Life to the Fullest in Your Senior Years

Your sunset years provide a time for you to embrace life as you never have before. Without the worries of work, school, running a household, or raising a family, you can dig into all your hobbies and passions and spend precious time with your loved ones. Though it may be tempting to spend most of your time resting and relaxing, don’t let life pass you by! Why shouldn’t your golden years be the best years of your life? Scroll down if you’re wondering how to live life to the fullest in your senior years.

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How to Enjoy a Peaceful Life

By the time you reach your sunset years, you’ve probably experienced your fair share of frantic days and stressful situations. Wouldn’t you like to enjoy some rest and relaxation instead? If you want to increase your overall sense of harmony, peace, and well-being, you can make a few simple changes to your daily routine. Learning how to enjoy a peaceful life is fortunately quite easy – but remember that it’s up to you to take action!

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When to Move to Assisted Living

How do seniors make the choice to enter an assisted living community? The answer is different for everyone, and it depends on what you want and what you need from your living situation. How do you know when to move to assisted living?

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What Is Low-Impact Exercise?

According to the CDC, adults over the age of 65 need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week. Though there are many types of exercise, sometimes seniors’ options are limited by their physical health. For example, if you have problems with your bones, joints, or connective tissues, your doctor may urge you to avoid high-impact exercises like jogging, hiking, and tennis. That doesn’t mean you’re not able to exercise; you simply need to focus on low-impact workouts. So, what is low-impact exercise?

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How to Be Kind to Yourself

The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation offers this bit of useful wisdom: “Kindness is free to give, but priceless to receive.” This is something to be mindful of when you have an opportunity to be kind to others. However, it’s equally true when you can benefit from your own kindness. Learning how to be kind to yourself is actually a life skill, and you’re never too old to improve your abilities.

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The Best Restaurants in KC

Whether you’re an art fanatic, an outdoor enthusiast, or an entertainment maven, Kansas City has something for everyone. As Missouri’s largest city, KC is known as a bastion of culture – with an affordable cost of living to boot. That culture includes a robust dining scene for foodies of all ages. From casual diner fare to world-famous barbecue and upscale dining, KC’s restaurant scene can’t be beat. Read on to find out about some of the best restaurants in KC.

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Spring Trivia for Seniors

Known as the season of hope and renewal, spring feels like a breath of fresh air. The days are lighter and warmer, the trees are budding, and you might have even noticed some spring flowers sprouting up, such as daffodils, tulips, crocuses, and pansies. This is the perfect time of year to take long walks outside and appreciate the beauty and comforting consistency of nature. To appreciate this season even more, check out our list of spring trivia for seniors below. You might also consider sprinkling these bits of knowledge into your conversations to spark some delightful discussion.

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