If your mom has just been diagnosed with a form of dementia, we want you to know that you’re not alone on this journey. Navigating this diagnosis for your loved one will take time as this is a new adjustment for the whole family, but with the right care program and support system in place – your loved one can still thrive with dementia. At Lester Senior Living,...
How many times has this happened to you? You’re watching your favorite TV series when you suddenly remember you’ve left something in the kitchen and run to the next room during the commercial, only to forget why you went there. Everyone experiences a brain freeze or a “senior moment” once in a while. It’s normal to forget why you came into a...
If you have a loved one with dementia, you may have seen or dealt with the issue of sundowning—problems sleeping or increases in behavioral problems that start at dusk (sundown) and can last into the night. Sundowning usually peaks in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s and other dementias and eventually diminishes as the disease progresses. However, while sundowning is an active condition in the... Read more..
Music has so many benefits for people of all ages and abilities. It makes us smile, sing along, and sometimes, cry. It is undeniable that music triggers emotional and often, physical responses in us in ways few other modalities do.
Think of how music affects you. Do you find yourself tapping your toes or swaying to your favorite tunes? Do upbeat songs from your youth bring a smile to your... Read more..
The effects of dementia on family members and friends can be difficult to deal with as older loved ones suffer with memory loss. Grown children and grandchildren may yearn to maintain connections with the seniors in their lives who are having trouble remembering shared experiences, milestone occasions, or even names.
However, there are many wonderful ways that families can create new memories... Read more..