Whether you decided to be a caregiver with no hesitation or prayed over the decision for guidance, serving in the role can be both rewarding and challenging. You might face doubts, fear and loneliness as a caregiver. Turning to Bible verses can encourage you in your journey and give you strength to continue.
The Bible overflows with examples of inspiring men, but Christian seniors can also learn from the powerful stories of amazing Biblical women. Many of the incredible women of the Bible experienced seemingly insurmountable challenges in what was then a man's world, yet their faith allowed them to change the course of Christian history. Here are four Biblical women with powerful messages for seniors.
Autumn View Gardens works to ensure residents are safe in all areas, from physical health to financial security. Memory care situations can be particularly challenging when it comes to finances. Seniors who need help managing their money might consider establishing a joint checking account with a younger relative. Before making this major financial decision, it's important to understand how it works and what it means for you.
A small tree is a perfect way to bring a little holiday cheer into your assisted living apartment at Autumn View Gardens. Just as homemade gifts add a special touch to the holidays, customizing your tree with homemade ornaments makes it unique. Easy Christmas crafts for your small tree make a fun activity when your grandchildren or friends visit. You can also make them as gifts for other people. Check out these Christmas craft ideas for your small Christmas tree.
Giving the perfect gift can be challenging under any circumstances. But, when someone in your life has dementia, finding a gift that meets their changing needs can feel nearly impossible. Luckily, there are numerous gifts designed specifically for those with dementia to make the art of gift-giving a little easier. At Autumn View Gardens, ensuring memory care residents have space and time to enjoy life's little moments is a priority. So, whether you’re gearing up for the holiday season or have a special birthday around the corner, here are six perfect gift ideas for loved ones with dementia.
On holidays, residents of Autumn View Gardens in Ellisville, Missouri, come together to enjoy their favorite foods and share cherished memories. We also encourage residents to attend one of the many special events that take place in Ellisville each year. No matter which holiday you're celebrating, scents play an important role in creating new memories and accessing old ones.
In assisted living settings, memory care is a type of specialized care for those living with Alzheimer's disease or other kinds of dementia. A memory care community usually has secure environments that may have nostalgic details that help lower stress for their community members.
Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD, is a type of depression triggered by changes in the seasons. It usually affects people in the late fall, but it can occur any time of the year.
In recent years, neurologists and geriatricians alike have turned to the arts in search of new, creative methods of memory therapy and dementia treatment. Countless studies have found expressive activities such as writing, painting and playing or listening to music to be highly effective in memory care — but what about film? After years of observing and analyzing the positive effects of implementing creative pursuits in memory therapy, the question must be asked: Could film also benefit older adults struggling with memory loss? Cinema is just as creative, nostalgic and inspiring as any other form of art, after all; why shouldn't it be equally effective? Here's a closer look at how film may soon come to play a leading role in memory care and recovery.
You've heard of having an endorphin rush, but what does that really mean? Your body produces a wide range of chemicals, including endorphins, that can affect how you feel physically and mentally. Lots of triggers can produce endorphins in your body and improve how you feel. Learn more about how endorphins work and how you can get your body to produce more.