Prepping Your Kids for a Visit with a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease

It is natural for kids to be a little anxious about visiting a loved one who is living with Alzheimer’s disease, but there are many things you can do to make the time spent together comfortable and productive for everyone. When a loved one is ...
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Our Pre-Admission Appraisals

Here at Avalon Memory Care, we adhere to a unique model of Alzheimer’s support. Our approach is nurturing and comforting and is tailored to the individual’s needs. As each new resident prepares to move into one of our Alzheimer’s ...
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Talking to Your Loved Ones About Your Diagnosis

It is never easy to cope with a life-changing diagnosis such as Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to coming to terms with your own emotions, there is the added burden of sharing this information with your loved ones. Shock, denial, anger, and ...
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The Progression of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease progresses gradually over a period of years. As the individual’s functional impairments become more pronounced, he or she requires an increasingly intense level of Alzheimer’s care. When you watch this video, you ...
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What Is Frontotemporal Dementia?

As the term suggests, frontotemporal dementia refers to degenerative changes that occur in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. The frontal lobe is located behind the forehead and the temporal lobe rests beneath it. Individuals who require ...
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Evaluating Difficult Behaviors in Your Loved One

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, difficult behaviors can develop and seniors will require a more intensive level of dementia care. When the behavioral challenges of your loved one become too difficult for your family to cope with, it may be ...
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Soothing Art Therapy for Seniors with Alzheimer's

One of the most challenging aspects of Alzheimer’s disease is the gradual loss of a person’s self-identity. Ideally, memory care providers should offer individuals the means to reconnect with their innermost selves through art therapy. ...
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Coming Home to Avalon

Avalon Memory Care is unlike any other assisted living center. We firmly believe that seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia deserve better care than that traditionally found in nursing homes, in which seniors with ...
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Visiting Your Loved One During the Holidays

For many families, the holiday season is a bittersweet time. It is a comfort to visit with loved ones and renew family relationships, but it is also difficult to see distressing changes in senior family members. If you have a loved one who is ...
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Coping with Your Diagnosis

If you have been experiencing unusual memory loss or problems completing everyday tasks, then it may be time to consider speaking with your family physician about your challenges. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia ...
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