10 Ways to Combat the Winter Blues

People with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), the clinical version of the winter blues, aren’t the only ones who struggle with the shorter days, colder weather, and the general blah of the winter months. Less sunlight can affect the circadian rhythm, the body’s biological clock that governs certain brain wave activity and hormone production. If you’re human,…

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How to Put On and Take Off a Face Mask

How to Put On and Remove a Face Mask  Disposable face masks should be used once and then thrown in the trash. You should also remove  and replace masks when they become moist.  How to Put On a Face Mask  1. Clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer before touching the mask. …

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When to Consider a Memory Care Assisted Living Community?

Making the decision to move a family member into a memory care community can bring feelings of guilt, doubt, and anxiety. You may ask yourself, will my loved one be safe? Will they be well taken care of? Will they feel lost or abandoned?  This is a natural part of the process of transitioning someone…

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Bringing Hope to Those Feeling Hopeless

It has been said that just being there for someone can bring hope to what might seem like an otherwise hopeless situation. Caregivers of loved ones afflicted with Alzheimer’s or dementia can truly relate to this feeling as they often feel isolated, stressed, and completely alone. It wasn’t that long ago that families had limited…

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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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