Your Ultimate Guide to Memory Care
When you are the primary caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s and dementia, it can be hard to turn the reins over to a memory care community. You know your loved one’s routine, needs, and desires better than your own. However, as dementia progresses, memory care can become a necessity for many caregivers and people living...
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The Caregiver's Guide to Sundowner's Syndrome
Sundowner’s Syndrome affects people in the mid to late stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia, often bringing distress in the evening hours to both patient and caregiver alike. Learn more about Sundowner’s Syndrome in dementia, why it occurs, signs and symptoms of the condition, and how to alleviate its symptoms in your...
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How to Cope with Difficult Dementia Behaviors
While one of the main symptoms of dementia is memory loss, dementia is more than forgetfulness. Dementia caregivers know all too well that dementia brings with it a number of other symptoms and side effects that can make caregiving a difficult journey. Take a closer look at what some of these symptoms are and how...
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Regaining Independence in Assisted Living at Fairwinds - Sand Creek
Making the move from home to assisted living can be daunting. However, when done well, assisted living can actually improve mobility, fitness, and independence – even enhancing the quality of life for residents in a safe and effective way. Learn more about how assisted living can bring greater independence like it did for Faye, a...
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10 Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
We’ve all had those moments where we forget something that we know we know. We forget to lock the house, shut the garage door, turn off the coffee pot – we lead busy lives that can lead us to rush and forget to do the things we know we should do. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia...
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Finding Happiness in Senior Living at Fairwinds - Brighton Court
Ski trips. Ballroom dancing. Photography. Fitness. Fashion. Are these activities ones that come to mind when you think of senior living? Leisure Care communities are intentional about building a strong sense of belonging among residents, and we do it by having Five Star Fun everyday. Meet two residents at Fairwinds – Brighton Court, an independent...
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Six Signs Your Loved One Needs a Caregiver
For many family members, it can be hard to watch a senior loved one age and become unable to take care of their homes and themselves. In fact, when family members deny that their loved one needs care, the results can be downright dangerous causing in-home accidents, falls, fires, and more. Taking the step to...
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Effective Communication Tips for Dementia Caregiving
Communication is crucial to building and maintaining relationships because it is how we express needs, concerns, and relate to each other. Communication is more than words – it is a combination of attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. Ultimately, a person with Alzheimer’s will have trouble communicating in nearly every aspect. For...
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The Landing of O'Fallon Embraces 'Three-Thirds' Lifestyle
Here at Leisure Care we are always looking for ways to grow and to expand our philosophy of five-star fun in senior living to new communities. We are proud to announce a new assisted living and memory care community at The Landing of O’Fallon. The Landing of O’Fallon will embrace our Three-Thirds Lifestyle philosophy of...
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