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This Is ALZ: Healthy Eating

Good nutrition and a well-balanced diet are important when your loved one has Alzheimer’s. As cognitive function declines, appetite may diminish, too. A person with dementia may become overwhelmed by food choices, forget to eat or drink, have difficulty using utensils, or may not recognize the food. Try these tips: • Use familiar foods prepared […] Read More >>

Managing Caregiver Stress

It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, but too much stress can be harmful to both of you. Here are ways to avoid burnout: • Understand available resources. Adult day programs, in-home assistance, visiting nurses, and meal delivery are just some of the services […] Read More >>

Autumn Leaves Booster Club

Many of our resident family members express an interest in staying involved in the daily lives of their loved ones and in our Autumn Leaves community life. If that’s important to you, please consider joining the Autumn Leaves Booster Club! The Autumn Leaves Booster Club is a volunteer group run by residents’ families and supported […] Read More >>

The Power of Validation Therapy

Meeting the specialized physical needs of individuals  who are living with a form of memory impairment has long been a priority for caregivers, but it is all too easy to dismiss or diminish their complex emotional needs. Having grown up among seniors in the assisted living home where her parents worked, Naomi Feil quickly came […] Read More >>