Choosing the Right Senior Community for Your Parents Many of us face life’s hard reality of finding a comfortable, safe and trustworthy senior living community for our aging parents or loved ones. It’s never an easy task, and one that raises a lot of questions, demands straight-forward answers, and will obviously take time, attention, and
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Preparing Yourself and Your Aging Parents for Senior Living As your parents age, you are probably stepping in with home maintenance, laundry, meals, shopping and driving. With a little help, many older adults remain happy and healthy living independently in their family homes. However, the equilibrium of independent living can change quickly. Increasingly poor judgment,
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  Like many Boomers, you’re probably helping your aging parents around the house. Maybe it started as changing sheets, fixing a loose doorknob or running a few errands. Now it’s grown to cooking meals, housework and monitoring medications. Where is the line between helping your parents stay in their home and giving them the care
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Age or Alzheimer’s?

September 20, 2017 | Posted in The Rosemark Way

Is it age or Alzheimer’s? Is your loved one just getting older, or could their behavior signal something more serious, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s?   10 Early Symptoms of Dementia     Short-term memory lapses Forgetting what was for breakfast, where you left something, why you entered a room or what you were supposed
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Top 10 Signs of Potential Elder Abuse Withdrawal, depression and fear of talking openly Isolation, especially from family or friends Physical trauma, such as burn marks, unexplained bruises and welts Poor personal hygiene, such as bad odor or dirty, matted hair Malnourishment, dehydration or an untreated medical condition Unsanitary living conditions Bank withdrawals when the
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In July, a lively group of young people from Mile High Job Corp flooded through Rosemark’s doors and sat down with our Trellis Memory Support residents. The laughter and stories could be heard throughout the community, as residents schooled millennials on owning the world’s first credit cards and the youngsters responded with tales of self-driving cars.
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On May 25, Rosemark will celebrate its first birthday. What started as an innovative vision for serving older adults has blossomed into an award-winning community where residents thrive!  With the support and dedication of our amazing staff, Rosemark continues to deepen its roots in the Mayfair community as well as its value to residents and their families.
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Those with memory loss may use unexpected behaviors to cope with caregivers and the environment. With a lack of short-term memory, people with dementia will often harvest themes from their long-term memory (the memory that remains) and project those familiar ideas onto the situation at hand. They may obsess about certain activities, places and thoughts.
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Communication is so important in how we connect to each other, if we feel heard or understood, welcomed or not included. When someone is affected by a memory loss disease, how they understand information or express thoughts is altered. This gets more pronounced as the disease progresses. Sometimes, with the best intentions, we make some mistakes
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Is there a difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s? Does dementia have stages too? Dementia is considered an umbrella term under which different types of cognitive illnesses fit. Another example would be when someone says “I have heart disease” (the umbrella term), then they say “because I have A-Fib” (the specific diagnosis). Alzheimer’s’ Disease is the
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