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The 3 Battles All Elders Eventually Face

Physician, author, and aging expert Dr. Bill Thomas says there are three things that plague our elders: loneliness, helplessness, and boredom. Many seniors find themselves living alone, either as a lifestyle choice or because a partner has passed away, so it’s easy to see how loneliness could begin to take over without adequate social outlets. […] Read More >>

Grandparents Day and Dementia

Nearly 40 years ago, Jimmy Carter penned a proclamation declaring the first Sunday following Labor Day to be National Grandparents Day. It’s a remembrance close to our hearts, as we are blessed to care for so many grandparents (and GREAT-grandparents!) at Autumn Leaves. We know that a dementia diagnosis can be tough for grandchildren, who may […] Read More >>

The Importance of Honoring Traditions

Memories can spring from a variety of experiences, especially those that are connected to holiday traditions or lifelong habits and preferences. From Fourth of July festivities and beach vacations to family reunions and backyard barbeques, summer is ripe with memory-sparking potential! Summer is also the time of year that family togetherness (for better or worse!) […] Read More >>

In their own words: Autumn Leaves Nurses

Houston Area Nurses celebrate Nurses Week In honor of National Nurses Week, we asked our amazing nurses to share their thoughts about working in memory care; here’s what they had to say. When asked what qualities make a great memory care nurse, the most common response was compassion, followed closely by kindness & grace. Nurses […] Read More >>