We Are Still Here to Help!

Deciding to move a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia is always a difficult decision but given the uncertainty of today’s environment, it is even more daunting.  We want you to know that if you do need help, North Woods Village is ready and prepared to provide exceptional care for your loved one during this…

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Cabin Fever Art Contest & Some Amazingly Talented Youth

North Woods Village loves to celebrate life. Music, arts and crafts and entertainment of all kinds fill our communities on a regular basis. It’s not unusual to see therapy dogs walking our halls or a musician playing blue grass. However, due to our current social distancing environment, we have had to modify our activities program…

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Healthy Aging of the Brain

Did you know that research shows that eating certain foods and avoiding others can help slow brain aging on average by 7.5 years and lessen the chances of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia? Specifics on Nutrition & the Mediterranean Diet Lots of research and various studies have proven time and time again diets low in sugar…

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Nationally Recognized for Memory Care Excellence

North Woods Village at Edison Lakes has been awarded two prestigious, nationally recognized awards for 2020.  The Caring Super Star of 2020 and the Senior Advisor’s Best of Senior Living award. North Woods Village was named a “Caring Super Star of 2020” for earning the Caring Star award in 2020 and three additional years since…

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What is the Difference Between Assisted Living and Memory Care Assisted Living?

Typically, as seniors age and require some level of assistance with activities of daily life they initially look to move into an assisted living community. Once someone receives a memory impairment diagnosis, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia or even Parkinson’s, determining when to make the move into a memory care assisted living community is often…

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Four Reasons to Move Your Loved One into North Woods Village

Sooner Rather than Later Four Reasons to Move Your Loved One into North Woods Village: Making the decision to move your loved one into a Memory Care Community is often a very difficult one. It is often hard to determine when the right time to make that move is, but there are downsides to waiting…

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Edison Lakes Director of Health and Wellness Receives National Recognition

North Woods Village at Edison Lakes is excited to announce that Tiffany Fultz, LPN, Director of Health and Wellness has successfully earned her national certification as a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer CADDCT adding to her Certified Dementia Practitioner (CPD) certification. North Woods Village at Edison Lakes is committed to advancing Alzheimer’s and…

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Planning Ahead Before a Dementia Diagnosis

Did you know that those with dementia often try to follow the same routines and do the things they did before their dementia diagnosis? Why should you substantially change your routine just because you are diagnosed with dementia? Documenting your routines now before any possible dementia diagnosis or as early as possible once you are…

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Touching our Residents Through Visiting Animals

Animals of all kinds have become increasingly common in the treatment of individuals with dementia related disorders. Animal-assisted therapy or zoo therapy has been used in the care of adults and elderly people for years. We see verification of this approach when we see how our residents are excited to see and interact with animals…

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Driving with Dementia

Driving after diagnosis with dementia seems dangerous but it happens frequently. Our recent community education event, Driving and Dementia, presented by Dr. Christina Stemmler and Charles Backs, Esq., Elder Law Attorney, talked about people driving when diagnosed with dementia during this casual but informative presentation. Dr. Stemler explained the various testing that she performs to…

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