Even in the best of times, the holiday season can be stressful and exhausting. There are parties to attend, gifts to buy, trips to plan, and cookies to make. As a result, many people experience at least some level of stress during the holidays. However, if you’re experiencing a recent loss, these feelings of stress […]
It has been said that a mind is a terrible thing to waste. However, for families with a loved one experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, “a memory is a terrible thing to lose.”
Retirement is an exciting time full of new opportunities and relationships. Many adults choose to move to a senior living community during this time to take full advantage of their newfound freedom since they provide services and spaces that make it easy to create these new experiences and connections.
Each year, millions of adults over 65 (about one in four) experience a fall. Falls are the leading cause of injuries for this demographic; according to the CDC, one out of five falls results in broken bones or a serious head injury.
The fight to end Alzheimer’s has been an ongoing process for decades. While new information has come out on certain lifestyle factors that may help reduce the risk—like a brain-healthy diet, a robust social life, and a physically active lifestyle—a medical treatment has not been approved since 2003. That is, until June 2021, when the […]
Being a primary caregiver for an aging parent or family member is an enormous commitment. It requires patience, organization, and sacrifice. It can impact almost every aspect of your life: your finances, your career, your relationships, and your physical and mental health. You’ve done a commendable thing by stepping up as a caregiver, but at […]
Many people have a certain image that comes to mind when they picture memory loss: an older person wandering around confused, unable to remember where they live or what year it is. They may envision a specialized memory care neighborhood as stiff, institutionalized, and dull.
Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic put everyone in physical and social isolation. While some people thrived in quarantine—baking bread and organizing closets—others have felt the impacts of this isolation, feeling mentally and emotionally drained.
Some senior living communities pride themselves on delivering the highest-quality care, full of seasoned professionals who are the best in their field. Other communities boast about their compassion and their family-oriented atmosphere. At Franklin Park®, though, residents get the best of both worlds.
The men and women of the United States military are heroes who deserve to be celebrated every day for their bravery and sacrifice. Beyond this recognition, there are days that offer unique opportunities to recognize and remember these exceptional individuals.