Resident Spotlight: A North Woods Village Family Shares Their Story

Sally Sanders moved into North Woods Village in February 2020. I had first met Sally and her husband Ed, several years prior when they came to one of our caregiver focused educational event. During our caregiver focused events, Sally visited with our residents and attended a variety of different activities including craft-focused programs, while Ed…

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Caregiver loneliness makes dementia care more challenging

When you’re caring for an older adult with dementia, loneliness is a common feeling.  It might feel like nobody else understands what you’re going through, even if you have a good support system.  You also might avoid sharing the full details of the situation with family or friends because you want to protect them from…

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Important Things to Look for in a Memory Care Assisted Living Community

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are progressive in nature. Therefore, an individual’s symptoms will become more pronounced and increasingly evident over time. Although the disease can progress at different rates among people, the continued decline in one’s mental and physical capabilities is inevitable and irreversible. While extensive research continues toward solving the mystery…

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Fall Prevention Tips for Your Loved One with Dementia

If you are taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia, it is important to remember that home safety is a top priority for those with memory loss. This is due to a variety of physical and mental challenges including vision, perception and balance that make daily living extremely…

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The Keys to a Successful Visit with a Loved One with Dementia

For many people, the prospect of visiting a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia can feel awkward and uncomfortable. Understandably, it is difficult to see the progressive effects of the disease and accept what has happened to the person they have loved and respected. They will often say, “I wouldn’t know…

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Beneficial Activities for Engaging Your Loved One with Dementia

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia for your loved one does not mean he/she can no longer enjoy the activities in life that he/she has always derived pleasure from. In fact, continuing his/her favorite activities is strongly encouraged and highly beneficial. Social Engagement Activities Improve Quality of Life Experts in the field…

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