At Autumn View Gardens, we make sure memory care patients have the highest quality of life possible and enjoy living in the community. Sensory stimulation is one of the most important therapies for seniors with memory care issues. It helps support communication, better sleep, overall mood and many other key factors for a happy life.
Aslan has roared his mighty roar and the frost of winter is finally melting into spring. With the sun shining and weather immaculate, seniors are likely looking to get back to their favorite outdoor activities. And the active residents at Autumn View Gardens are certainly no exception.
If your older loved one is impacted by dementia or another memory-related diagnosis, you may wonder how to best engage with them or what types of activities they would enjoy. Here's a secret, though: Many people with dementia or Alzheimer's enjoy many of the activities they have always enjoyed. In the early stages of a diagnosis, an individual may be able to engage in all their regular activities, play games, care for themselves, and live a fairly normal lifestyle.
Navigating the aging process isn’t easy for anyone. Despite millennia of people getting older, it’s brand new to each of us when we get there. As family members, sometimes it’s easy to forget that this is just as foreign to the loved one as it is to us—especially if there’s a memory-related diagnosis involved.
Autumn View Gardens in Ellisville, MO, is a faith-based community that provides seniors with a friendly, supportive environment while offering resources that support a Christian lifestyle. Amenities include an on-site chaplain and spiritual care in addition to many other wellness services. But if you're looking to read through the Bible this year, you can do so all from a single electronic device in your assisted living apartment.
Sundowning is a potential symptom of Alzheimer's disease and some other memory disorders. Family caregivers and loved ones who aren't expecting this symptom can be confused and worried by it, and even if you've been educated about sundowning by a medical provider, it can be challenging to deal with. Find out more about sundowning below and get some tips for coping with this symptom if you're supporting a loved one who is suffering from dementia.
You may know that eating a balanced diet and general exercise can help to improve your cardiovascular health, but seniors aged 65 and older are still more likely to suffer from diabetes, heart disease and other related medical conditions. Regardless, it's important to know what you can do in maintaining and improving your overall heart health. Whether you have a pre-existing condition or are looking to maintain a healthy heart, there are plenty of ways you can help improve heart health. Here are a few general suggestions that almost everyone can implement in their daily routines.
Whether you're an older adult in the early stages of dementia or a family member caring for a loved one with memory issues, you might be surprised to find that these cognitive conditions can have a serious impact on sleep. Find out more about dementia's potential impact on sleep below and what you might be able to do to combat some of the strain it can cause.
According to the EPA, in 2018, almost 8% of the municipal solid waste received by landfills in the United States were textiles. That's stuff like clothing, bath linens and bed sheets, and 8% is close to 11.3 million tons! Another 3.2 million tons of textiles that year were combusted. In short, textiles generate a lot of waste when we throw them in the garbage. But if you're a senior downsizing into an assisted living community such as Autumn View Gardens in Ellisville, MO — or you're cleaning out the closets in your assisted living apartment to make room for some new items — what can you do with old clothing and other textiles other than throw them out?