I was chatting with the family of a lovely lady who moved into Danbury about a year ago and they were equal parts impressed and shocked that their mother seemed to have a new romantic interest and she’s 75! They were surprised because after Father passed away 5 years ago, the thought of Mom dating again never seemed to cross any one’s mind, especially since she was 70 at the time!
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases like emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma. This disease is primarily characterized by increasing breathlessness.
Many caregivers have learned that as a person’s Alzheimer’s (dementia) gets worse, communicating with them gets harder and more frustrating. Here are some tips for communicating with a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.
I was recently giving a tour of Danbury to a family who commented that our staff (and residents) were so much livelier and more engaged than those at a different community they had toured earlier, and they wondered why?
For the same reasons that everything else in our aging body seems to ache and sag and change. Our feet are possibly the biggest victims of getting old. According to WebMD, here are some common problems and solutions.
Family reunions are filled with love, fun and old memories and can be very beneficial for seniors, even those suffering from memory loss or dementia. Here are some pro tips on planning for a family gathering with your senior family members.
The 4th of July is one of everyone’s favorite holidays. With parades, picnics, fireworks, and pools, why wouldn’t it be? Well, if you’re a senior limited mobility, you might not look forward to July 4th as much as some people! Here are some ideas for staying inside with your favorite senior on Independence Day.