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Loneliness Around the Holidays
Loneliness Around the Holidays
‘Tis the season for families to gather around the dining room table in celebration, friends to meet to finish last-minute…

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30 Questions to Ask Your Grandparents
30 Questions to Ask Your Grandparents
As families of all ages gather around the dining room table and at holiday family events, this time of year…

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Oral Health for the Elderly
Oral Health for the Elderly
As we pile our plates high with turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving, we wanted to remind you about…

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Holiday Travel for Those with Dementia
Holiday Travel for Those with Dementia
It’s that wonderful time of year, where family and friends gather for the holidays—both near and far.   Attending the family…

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Honoring and Helping our Aging Veterans
Honoring and Helping our Aging Veterans
Veterans Day is our opportunity to honor the men and women in uniform who have bravely fought for our freedom…

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Ten Tips to Encourage Healthy Eating for Those with Dementia
Ten Tips to Encourage Healthy Eating for Those with Dementia
When caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, you face new challenges as their personality…

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Keeping Steady on Your Feet
Keeping Steady on Your Feet
Many older adults experience issues with balance as they age.  Issues with balance can greatly affect an elderly person’s ability…

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Over-the-Counter Medication Safety
Over-the-Counter Medication Safety
Just because you can purchase over-the-counter medications at your local grocery store or drugstore, it does not mean these are…

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The Safe Way to Dispose of Medications
The Safe Way to Dispose of Medications
Approximately 40% of all medications purchased in the U.S. each year remain unused.   Many people have expired medications in their…

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Malnutrition Among the Elderly
Malnutrition Among the Elderly
The word “malnutrition” makes us think of those in third world countries, war-torn cities, or those living in extreme poverty.  …

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Early Clues of Dementia
Early Clues of Dementia
Has your Mom stopped baking for the holidays?  Has your Dad let his prized lush front lawn become overcome with…

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Debunking the Myths About the Flu Vaccine
Debunking the Myths About the Flu Vaccine
The children have returned to school. Days are getting shorter and evenings are cooler. Fall is in the air.   Autumn…

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10 Tips for Longevity on Centenarian Day!
10 Tips for Longevity on Centenarian Day!
Can you picture yourself blowing out a hundred glowing candles on your birthday cake?   On September 22, the nation will…

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What You Need to Know about Shingles
What You Need to Know about Shingles
If you are the caregiver for your aging parent, shingles is a painful disease that your loved one may experience.…

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The Benefits of a Daily Routine for Those with Dementia
The Benefits of a Daily Routine for Those with Dementia
For me, September feels like a new beginning.  It reminds me of going back to school as a child with…

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Four Tips for an Elderly Parent Diagnosed with Diabetes
Four Tips for an Elderly Parent Diagnosed with Diabetes
According to the American Diabetes Association, more than one-quarter of the adults in America over the age of 65 have…

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Overcoming Barriers to Exercise Among the Elderly
Overcoming Barriers to Exercise Among the Elderly
While you may be increasing your workouts for bathing suit season, your elderly loved one may have stopped being active…

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Grieving the Death of a Spouse
Grieving the Death of a Spouse
As an adult child who loses an elderly parent, the initial shock and sadness will slowly lessen in time. But…

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Summertime Fun with the Grandparents
Summertime Fun with the Grandparents
Parents today are busy with jam-packed calendars and balancing the commitments of home, work, and children. We look forward to…

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Caregiving: The Detrimental Health Effects of Chronic Stress
Caregiving: The Detrimental Health Effects of Chronic Stress
As a caregiver, do you take proper care of yourself? The chronic stress attributed to the caregiver of an elderly…

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Summer Safety in the Garden
Summer Safety in the Garden
With the sun shining and the flowers blooming, many seniors will spend their time enjoying one of their favorite outdoor…

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Four Common Myths About Pain and the Elderly
Four Common Myths About Pain and the Elderly
Many of our elderly quietly endure pain on a daily basis. They make excuses from their pain or deny they…

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5 Ways to Honor Veterans this 4th of July
5 Ways to Honor Veterans this 4th of July
Before you fire up the grill and settle into your July 4th barbecue festivities, take a moment to appreciate the…

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The Discomfort of Aging Skin Issues
The Discomfort of Aging Skin Issues
Your real age can be betrayed by your skin. Wrinkles, dry skin, age spots, and bruising can all be signs…

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The Effects of Hearing Loss on the Elderly
The Effects of Hearing Loss on the Elderly
One of the most common conditions to impact the elderly is a loss of hearing. Approximately one in three adults…

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Ideas For Father’s Day When Your Father Has Dementia
Ideas For Father’s Day When Your Father Has Dementia
Help your father celebrate and remember his years as a young parent this Father’s Day. Having a father who has…

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Reasons Behind Disrupted Sleep
Reasons Behind Disrupted Sleep
As we age, we experience many physical changes from needing reading glasses for the morning newspaper to being less able…

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Honoring Our Heroes
Honoring Our Heroes
This Memorial Day, Aegis Living is proud and honored to care for many of our country’s veterans and military spouses…

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The Health Benefits Of A Pet
The Health Benefits Of A Pet
Recently at Aegis of Issaquah, our sous chef surprised our residents with his family’s five new Golden Retriever puppies. These…

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Meditation to Improve Brain Health
Meditation to Improve Brain Health
The main tenets of living a healthy lifestyle are repeated by physicians, in magazine articles, on television shows, and even…

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Celebrating Mother’s Day When Mom has Dementia
Celebrating Mother’s Day When Mom has Dementia
Do you remember the construction paper cards you made for Mother’s Day as a child? Those days were simple. Today,…

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Tips to Decorate an Assisted Living Apartment
Tips to Decorate an Assisted Living Apartment
When designing for an elderly loved one’s new assisted living apartment, keep in mind that the space needs to be…

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Earth Day: Let’s get planting!
Earth Day:  Let’s get planting!
Remember those satisfying afternoons of working outdoors in the garden? Covered in dirt, sweating from the work and smelling like…

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Tips to Support Independent Dressing
Tips to Support Independent Dressing
Most of us take for granted the ease in which we get ready every morning, such as combing our hair,…

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How to Avoid Tax Scams
How to Avoid Tax Scams
There are three letters that can strike fear in our hearts – IRS, the Internal Revenue Service. If you were…

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How to Pay for Assisted Living
How to Pay for Assisted Living
If you are considering moving your parents into an assisted living community now or in the future, do you know…

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Stop the family feud: Tips to better communicate
Stop the family feud: Tips to better communicate
It’s a sad truth, but many families find themselves arguing about their aging parent and their care needs. It can…

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10 Tips To Protect Seniors From Financial Fraud
10 Tips To Protect Seniors From Financial Fraud
Millions of our aging senior population will fall prey to scams, fraud, and identity theft every year. Because the elderly…

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Four Tips To Transition Into A Caregiver
Four Tips To Transition Into A Caregiver
You hang up the phone and you think that mom seems fine. On your next cross country visit, you realize…

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Plan Ahead: Long Term Care Insurance
Plan Ahead: Long Term Care Insurance
No one wants to think about being unable to care for themselves in old age. But according to the U.S.…

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Osteoporosis and Bone Loss Prevention
Osteoporosis and Bone Loss Prevention
It’s estimated that over two million bones are fractured due to osteoporosis in the U.S. every year. The International Osteoporosis…

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Love and Longevity
Love and Longevity
This Valentine’s Day, celebrate with your whole heart because it could mean that you might live longer.   Studies show there…

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New Year, New Home: Time to Declutter!
New Year, New Home:  Time to Declutter!
If your parent is downsizing to a smaller home, moving in with a family member or transitioning to an assisted…

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3 Options: Who will care for our loved one after a hospital stay?
3 Options: Who will care for our loved one after a hospital stay?
If your loved one is admitted to the hospital for an illness or surgery, do you know your care options…

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Caring for a Parent in Crisis: What’s Your Backup Plan?
Caring for a Parent in Crisis: What’s Your Backup Plan?
It only takes one bad fall or a debilitating illness for an elderly loved one to need assistance in daily…

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Post-holiday assessment: Should your parent live alone?
Post-holiday assessment:  Should your parent live alone?
You have made it through the holidays. The gift wrapping, shopping, family dinners, travel, and sleep deprivation.   You should feel…

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New Year’s resolutions of a caregiver
New Year’s resolutions of a caregiver
As we sing “Auld Lang Syne” at midnight on New Year’s Eve, many caregivers for their aging parent or elderly…

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Pneumonia
Pneumonia
During the winter months, the elderly population is more vulnerable to developing pneumonia from respiratory viruses, related to colds or…

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Dementia: Keeping the season merry and bright inspired by their spirit.
Dementia:  Keeping the season merry and bright inspired by their spirit.
Many of us feel very nostalgic during the holiday season.   We remember leaving cookies for Santa, unwrapping our first bike,…

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How to be an effective medical advocate for your aging parent
How to be an effective medical advocate for your aging parent
As your parent or loved one ages, they may begin to slow down not only physically, but also cognitively.   They…

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The Dangers of Falling
The Dangers of Falling
At left, Aegis Living residents focus on core strength and balance in Tai Chi class at Aegis Gardens in Fremont,…

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Sharing Memories Through the 5 Senses
Sharing Memories Through the 5 Senses
Dementia can be a cruel thief, stealing short-term memories from your loved ones. They may forget to eat or drink…

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Dementia: 8 Tips for Celebrating the Holidays Together
Dementia:  8 Tips for Celebrating the Holidays Together
The holidays can be stressful during the best of times, but layer on the responsibilities of caring for a loved…

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Geriatric Psychiatry: Part of a comprehensive care plan
Geriatric Psychiatry: Part of a comprehensive care plan
“Depression and anxiety are common among the elderly, but not intrinsic to aging,” says Dr. Rahul Khurana, MD. “It is…

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Finding the best staff to care for your loved one
Finding the best staff to care for your loved one
Who is really caring for your mom or dad on a daily basis? We know that moving your parent into…

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What you need to know about veteran and spouse benefits
What you need to know about veteran and spouse benefits
Aegis deeply appreciates our veterans - we have had a member of the original Band of Brothers with us, as…

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Lack of geriatric physicians in the U.S.
Lack of geriatric physicians in the U.S.
In the American healthcare system, we are facing a dilemma that can greatly affect the health and wellbeing of your…

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Using the Expertise of a Geriatrician
Using the Expertise of a Geriatrician
One of the many things that a new parent prepares for, before the arrival of their bouncing baby, is selecting…

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When your sense of taste and smell fade
When your sense of taste and smell fade
The taste of a freshly baked peanut butter cookie can remind you of your mom covered in flour greeting you…

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Flu Season is Around the Corner
Flu Season is Around the Corner
It has long been recognized by the medical community that seniors are at a higher risk of serious complications and…

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Driving Danger: When to take the keys away
Driving Danger: When to take the keys away
Whether your loved one should still be driving a car should be based on their physical and mental condition, not…

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4 Ways to Support a Couple with Dementia
4 Ways to Support a Couple with Dementia
The spouse of someone with dementia is experiencing not only the pressure of caring for a loved one, but also…

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Caregiver’s guide to communication
Caregiver’s guide to communication
If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, it is important to take the time…

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Wandering woes: Preventative tips to securing your home
Wandering woes: Preventative tips to securing your home
It can be troubling for a caregiver to watch their loved one with dementia walk around aimlessly.   The person may…

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The Power of a Pet
The Power of a Pet
Many people feel that a house isn’t really a “home” without a four-legged, furry friend. Companionship of a pet has…

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Five Helpful Tips to Downsize and Move Your Loved One
Five Helpful Tips to Downsize and Move Your Loved One
Do your parents still live in the home where you grew up?   Are there notches on the door frame that…

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Fight Three Common Assisted Living Fears
Fight Three Common Assisted Living Fears
When it's time to consider assisted living for your senior loved one, you're likely to encounter worries and fears from…

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Hydration Stations – Healthy Relief from Summer Heat Wave
Hydration Stations – Healthy Relief from Summer Heat Wave
Staying Hydrated During Hot Summer Months Crucial for Seniors Aegis Living Offers Nutritious, Refreshing Way to Maintain Brain Health As…

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People to know at an assisted living community
People to know at an assisted living community
As you help your parents transition to living in a senior community, knowing the right people will pave the way…

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Benefits of positive relationships between caregivers and patients
Benefits of positive relationships between caregivers and patients
As the child of a person with Alzheimer's disease, your biggest concern is providing your parent with the best care…

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Top tips for touring an assisted living community
Top tips for touring an assisted living community
When walking into an assisted living community for the first time, you may be overwhelmed. It can be a mix…

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20 questions for the director of an assisted living community
20 questions for the director of an assisted living community
There are many choices when looking for eldercare options for your aging loved one, who can no longer live independently.…

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When is the right time to find assisted living for my parents?
When is the right time to find assisted living for my parents?
One of the more difficult decisions one can make as an adult is figuring out whether a parent should be in…

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Aegis Living showcases commitment to music therapy
Aegis Living showcases commitment to music therapy
Memory care helps seniors living with cognitive impairments live full and happy lives. These activities can not only be beneficial…

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The powerful impact of music on memory care
The powerful impact of music on memory care
As you search for the best community for your loved one who requires senior living or Alzheimer's care, be sure…

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A Conversation to Have with Your Mom That Can’t Wait
A Conversation to Have with Your Mom That Can’t Wait
By Judy Meleliat, President of Aegis Living, a company with 30 assisted living and memory care communities across the west…

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Hydration for a healthy brain
Hydration for a healthy brain
You learn from a young age the importance of drinking enough water every day. Staying hydrated is essential for balancing…

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Fun for grandparents and grandkids at senior living communities
Fun for grandparents and grandkids at senior living communities
If your kids are used to visiting your parents at their home - with plenty of space and maybe even…

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Types of assisted living
Types of assisted living
If you have been considering assisted living for your senior parent or other loved one, you may wonder just what…

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Advice on paying for assisted living
Advice on paying for assisted living
As you look into assisted living options for your senior loved one, you'll encounter a lot of difficult questions. What…

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How does springtime affect Alzheimer's?
How does springtime affect Alzheimer's?
Seniors with Alzheimer's disease are heavily affected by fluctuations in their regular routines, and they can experience issues when seasons…

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Skin test may aid in Alzheimer's detection
Skin test may aid in Alzheimer's detection
Detecting Alzheimer's disease early on is crucial, as behavioral intervention may help thwart the progression of this degenerative disease. As…

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Study: High testosterone linked to aggression in men with Alzheimer's
Study: High testosterone linked to aggression in men with Alzheimer's
Scientists have long known that testosterone, along with other hormones, plays a role in one's chances of developing Alzheimer's. Years…

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Advising your parent when signing legal documents
Advising your parent when signing legal documents
Planning for your loved one's future includes handling legal issues, especially with an aging parent who is struggling with dementia.…

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How socializing helps the brain function better
How socializing helps the brain function better
It's well known that social interaction is key to cognitive development and function from a young age. However, staying socially…

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What does your loved one need in an assisted living community?
What does your loved one need in an assisted living community?
As you think of moving your parents or other loved ones into an assisted living community, it's important to assess…

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The Story of Dwayne Clark, Aegis Living founder
The Story of Dwayne Clark, Aegis Living founder
Aegis Living is a leader in the world of assisted living, thanks to decades of dedication to providing seniors with…

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Planning your own long-term care
Planning your own long-term care
As you locate the assisted living community that will best suit your parents, you may be thinking about your own senior…

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Games your children can play with their grandparents
Games your children can play with their grandparents
Helping your children understand why their grandparent is struggling with Alzheimer's can be tough. There are times when they might…

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Curtis Knopf divulges details about the Aegis fly fishing club
Curtis Knopf divulges details about the Aegis fly fishing club
At Aegis Living, the Life Enrichment program is not just a major part of keeping seniors with Alzheimer's happy, but…

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Father's Day in an assisted living community
Father's Day in an assisted living community
As you prepare to celebrate your father and all he means to your family, you may wonder how to fit your…

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Planning for dementia care
Planning for dementia care
When your loved one receives a diagnosis of dementia of any kind, life changes. While the disease itself will not…

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Keeping our seniors safe: Innovative safety measures at Aegis
Keeping our seniors safe: Innovative safety measures at Aegis
When someone places their parent in an assisted living community, they may become overwhelmed with concerns. Are there clinicians on-hand to…

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Help your parents enjoy life enrichment at Aegis
Help your parents enjoy life enrichment at Aegis
Aegis senior communities offer a wealth of enrichment activities to help residents experience the mental stimulation and joy necessary for…

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Is it time to think about assisted living?
Is it time to think about assisted living?
Denial is the most common reason people wait until a fall, injury or illness before they start to seek information…

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Top nutrition tips for seniors
Top nutrition tips for seniors
We've just passed National Nutrition Month, a time dedicated to focusing attention on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. This…

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The link between Alzheimer's and cardiovascular disease
The link between Alzheimer's and cardiovascular disease
A healthy heart is the key to a healthy brain, as good blood flow to the gray matter is essential…

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Tracking Alzheimer's through the eyes
Tracking Alzheimer's through the eyes
Alzheimer's is a widespread condition that, according to the Alzheimer's Association, affected some 5.2 million Americans in 2014 alone and…

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Aegis seniors giving back: Contributing to the outside community
Aegis seniors giving back: Contributing to the outside community
Each Aegis Living community is a tight-knit family of residents where seniors with Alzheimer's can meet and make lasting relationships…

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The different levels of care provided by Aegis
The different levels of care provided by Aegis
As your parents get older, it can become increasingly challenging to care for them on your own. For instance, In some…

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Celebrating love at Aegis Living
Celebrating love at Aegis Living
Romantic love is not only the domain of the the youth - seniors continue to long for intimacy and affection. Many…

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Can social networking better the lives of Alzheimer's caregivers?
Can social networking better the lives of Alzheimer's caregivers?
Researchers agree that socializing can have a great positive effect on people with Alzheimer's. According to a report published in…

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Finding peace in Life's Haven
Finding peace in Life's Haven
At Aegis Living, one of the main goals is to improve the quality of life for seniors with Alzheimer's disease.…

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The benefits of respite care
The benefits of respite care
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, it is generally a close family member, such as the husband, wife or child,…

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Caregiver relief: A short-term assisted living stay
Caregiver relief: A short-term assisted living stay
When a senior develops Alzheimer's and gets to the stage where he or she can no longer live alone or…

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'Still Alice' draws awareness to Alzheimer's
'Still Alice' draws awareness to Alzheimer's
Capturing the devastation of Alzheimer's disease on film has proven to be a difficult task, but a movie new to…

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New study links sleep issues to Alzheimer's
New study links sleep issues to Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's disease is extraordinarily prevalent in the U.S., affecting more than 5 million Americans, according to the Alzheimer's Association. To…

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Infographic: Alzheimer's disease and its effects on women
Infographic: Alzheimer's disease and its effects on women
According to the Alzheimer's Association, of the more than 5 million people 65 and older who have been diagnosed with…

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Guilt and denial: Dealing with placing a parent with Alzheimer's in senior care
Guilt and denial: Dealing with placing a parent with Alzheimer's in senior care
Alzheimer's disease affects the mind in many ways, leading to loss of memory, confusion, poor judgment and decision-making skills, among…

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Study finds diabetes increases risk of Alzheimer's disease
Study finds diabetes increases risk of Alzheimer's disease
For years, signs have pointed to an association between diabetes and Alzheimer's. As the American Diabetes Association reported, the metabolic…

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New research shows sense of smell can predict Alzheimer's disease
New research shows sense of smell can predict Alzheimer's disease
Modern medicine has explored a multitude of avenues for detecting Alzheimer's disease early on, from brain scans to blood tests.…

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Scientists find link between vitamin D deficiency and Alzheimer's
Scientists find link between vitamin D deficiency and Alzheimer's
The association between good nutrition and brain health has been long known among Alzheimer's researchers. Making brain-healthy life choices, such…

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Light treatment may help symptoms of Alzheimer's disease
Light treatment may help symptoms of Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association, is a form of dementia that leads to memory, thinking and behavior issues…

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Deep brain stimulation may prove helpful for Alzheimer's patients
Deep brain stimulation may prove helpful for Alzheimer's patients
Watching a parent experience the effects of Alzheimer's disease can be troubling, especially since there is currently no cure for…

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How does UCLA's memory recovery program work?
How does UCLA's memory recovery program work?
Researchers continue to make new discoveries in the world of cognitive function, leading to new and advanced care options for…

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The many care options at Aegis Living
The many care options at Aegis Living
Living a happy, healthy life is about more than just medical care, which is why Aegis Living commits itself to…

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Aegis Living amenities for enhancing senior comfort
Aegis Living amenities for enhancing senior comfort
Many assisted living communities focus solely on health care. After all, making sure residents are healthy is the most important…

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Giving back to the community: Aegis Living's Potato Soup Foundation
Giving back to the community: Aegis Living's Potato Soup Foundation
Aegis Living is focused on helping seniors find meaning in their golden years and maintain cognitive function for a happier…

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Exploring Aegis on Madison's Brain Fitness Center
Exploring Aegis on Madison's Brain Fitness Center
While traditional assisted living centers focus on keeping seniors physically healthy, Aegis Living commits itself not only to helping those…

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Did researchers discover how to reverse memory loss caused by Alzheimer's?
Did researchers discover how to reverse memory loss caused by Alzheimer's?
The medical world has recognized Alzheimer's for more than a century, since it was discovered in 1906 by Dr. Alois…

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Aegis on Madison introduces in-center apothecary
Aegis on Madison introduces in-center apothecary
Aegis Living is the leader in assisted living thanks in great part to its cutting-edge approach to helping seniors make…

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Giving seniors purpose: Aegis Living senior publishes 'Don't Die an Unlived Life'
Giving seniors purpose: Aegis Living senior publishes 'Don't Die an Unlived Life'
Aegis Living communities are filled with some of the most intriguing and fascinating men and women you will meet. These…

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Study: Adopting heart-healthy lifestyle may reduce Alzheimer's risk
Study: Adopting heart-healthy lifestyle may reduce Alzheimer's risk
The world of Alzheimer's research and development is continuously revealing new information about causes and preventative measures for this form…

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Are anxiety medications linked to Alzheimer's?
Are anxiety medications linked to Alzheimer's?
As the medical community continues to delve further into the field of Alzheimer's diagnosis and treatment, scientists and doctors have…

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Caring for a parent with Alzheimer's: Dealing with behavioral changes
Caring for a parent with Alzheimer's: Dealing with behavioral changes
As a caregiver trying to take care of a parent suffering from Alzheimer's, some of the most frustrating things you…

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FREE Download: Disaster Preparedness “About Me” Form
FREE Download: Disaster Preparedness “About Me” Form
You never know when a natural disaster could strike. So be prepared. If you are the caretaker of a senior…

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Get to Know Dr. Shirley Newell, Chief Medical Officer at Aegis Living
Get to Know Dr. Shirley Newell, Chief Medical Officer at Aegis Living
Aegis Living is dedicated to transforming the way people see senior housing by providing those with dementia stress-free, comfortable environments…

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Study suggests depression is risk factor for Alzheimer's
Study suggests depression is risk factor for Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's is most widely known for its primary symptoms - difficulty retaining memories, trouble thinking clearly and changes in behavior.…

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Healthy eating for mental wellness
Healthy eating for mental wellness
Whether you're an infant or a senior, the foods that you eat have a massive effect on every part of…

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Study finds protein structure that may stop Alzheimer's
Study finds protein structure that may stop Alzheimer's
While there are ways to promote cognitive function and slow the effects of Alzheimer's disease, there is no cure. It continually progresses,…

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Play! New research reveals how brain games may prevent dementia
Play! New research reveals how brain games may prevent dementia
Research has proven that engaging seniors in brain-stimulating activities such as memory games and strategic puzzles - an everyday activity…

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How can brain stimulation prevent dementia?
How can brain stimulation prevent dementia?
Research has proven that engaging seniors in brain-stimulating activities such as memory games and strategic puzzles can help slow the…

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Could a blood test help detect early Alzheimer's?
Could a blood test help detect early Alzheimer's?
Advancements in medicine have helped doctors detect Alzheimer's disease earlier. Diagnosis relies greatly on recognizing symptoms such as memory issues,…

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4 ways to handle sundowning. Plus, how Aegis' Light Therapy can prevent it.
4 ways to handle sundowning. Plus, how Aegis' Light Therapy can prevent it.
The most common symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are memory loss and forgetfulness, but there are many other effects for people…

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Aegis Moments: Aegis on Madison goes above and beyond for its residents
Aegis Moments: Aegis on Madison goes above and beyond for its residents
It's a big change for the whole family when elderly loved ones move into senior living communities. However, senior care…

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The best time of day for administering medications
The best time of day for administering medications
Part of the role of a caregiver is making sure that seniors are getting the medications that they need to…

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Win the Brain Game: Tackle Dehydration with Seahawk Smoothie Recipe
Win the Brain Game: Tackle Dehydration with Seahawk Smoothie Recipe
Summer time means more cases of dehydration at area hospitals nationwide, but seniors are especially vulnerable. As we age, we…

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Common Medicare mistakes to avoid
Common Medicare mistakes to avoid
Once your parent turns 65, having quality health insurance and treatment is a must for their well-being, and Medicare more than likely…

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Suspect Alzheimer's? Tips and tests for detection
Suspect Alzheimer's? Tips and tests for detection
When you begin to notice cognitive impairment in your loved one, it can be difficult to fully grasp and understand…

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Interview with Kristen Moored: How Aegis makes assisted living a home for seniors
Interview with Kristen Moored: How Aegis makes assisted living a home for seniors
Aging is a natural part of life, but for some individuals, getting older can take a toll on their health.…

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Making history: Seizing the moment to excel in senior care.
Making history: Seizing the moment to excel in senior care.
Making great things happen for residents of Aegis Living takes great initiative by all members of the Aegis team. But…

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Providing compassionate care to your parent with dementia
Providing compassionate care to your parent with dementia
When a family is faced with a dementia or Alzheimer's diagnosis, the news can become overwhelming and cause frustration; that makes this is an…

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When and how to find the right lawyer for power of attorney and other legal matters
When and how to find the right lawyer for power of attorney and other legal matters
Taking the time to have an honest conversation with your parent about power of attorney and other legal matters is…

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Aegis testimonial interview with Susan Williams
Aegis testimonial interview with Susan Williams
The progression of issues such as dementia, Alzheimer's disease or arthritis may limit a person's ability to live independently, requiring…

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The stages of caregiving: The changes you will face with dementia
The stages of caregiving: The changes you will face with dementia
While everyone responds to cognitive decline and dementia in different ways, almost all seniors with mental decline will go through various…

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Where to get caregiver training and resources
Where to get caregiver training and resources
Learning to take care of a parent experiencing dementia can be challenging, but there are several training programs and great…

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What is 'power of attorney'?
What is 'power of attorney'?
There comes a time in some seniors' lives when they realize that they no longer have the physical or mental…

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Talking to your children about dementia
Talking to your children about dementia
Dementia is a mental disease that is far-reaching and can affect the entire family of an individual, including children and grandchildren.…

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Blue Moon Series - Back to Woodstock (Video)
Blue Moon Series - Back to Woodstock (Video)
  Blue Moon Series – Woodstock video (Judy Meleliat – Chief Marketing Officer) So we have this idea - in…

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Superfoods that may help improve cognitive function
Superfoods that may help improve cognitive function
You probably know that eating a balanced diet is great for your loved one's physical health, but did you know…

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5 decorating tips for your new senior living home
5 decorating tips for your new senior living home
Part of helping your parent make moving to his or her new senior living facility a more positive experience is…

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The best memory games for seniors
The best memory games for seniors
Many seniors know the benefits of exercising the body, but there are many good reasons to encourage your mother to…

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Foods that can disrupt your parent's sleep schedule
Foods that can disrupt your parent's sleep schedule
Sleep is one of the most underrated aspects of your parent's well-being, especially during his or her senior years. Having…

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Making new friends in senior living: The basics
Making new friends in senior living: The basics
Getting older can be tough, so it's important for new assisted living residents to have good friends who can help them along…

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Understanding what care is covered by Medicare, and what isn't
Understanding what care is covered by Medicare, and what isn't
If you and your loved one have decided that assisted living facilities are the best option for overall health and…

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Signs it's time for your parent to stop driving
Signs it's time for your parent to stop driving
Some of the most difficult talks you can have with an aging parent are those that may make them feel like you…

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Harvard study: Protein may protect the brain from Alzheimer's
Harvard study: Protein may protect the brain from Alzheimer's
One of the biggest mysteries in the medical and scientific community is the fact that some seniors end up suffering…

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How to deal with a parent who's experiencing dementia
How to deal with a parent who's experiencing dementia
It can be difficult to change your role from child to caregiver. For many individuals, living with a parent who is struggling…

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5 ways to talk with your parent about financial planning
5 ways to talk with your parent about financial planning
Although finances can be a touchy subject for some, discussing long-term goals about budgeting with your loved one is essential…

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What to pack for a move to an assisted living community
What to pack for a move to an assisted living community
When preparing to move your parent into an assisted living facility, you will need to make yet another decision: what…

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Blue Moon Series Jumpin' Jive (video)
Blue Moon Series Jumpin' Jive (video)
Blue Moon Series – Jumpin’ Jive Lounge video (Sue Kenyon – General Manager Aegis of Issaquah) – Today is Jumpin’…

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3 easy ways to stay in touch with family and friends
3 easy ways to stay in touch with family and friends
With the Internet becoming a prevalent means of communication, there are many ways that we can stay in touch with…

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Best non-impact workouts for seniors
Best non-impact workouts for seniors
Many seniors deal with achy joints and soreness as they get older, but that doesn't mean they can't enjoy the…

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5 ways for caregivers to relax and rejuvenate
5 ways for caregivers to relax and rejuvenate
You work hard as a caregiver, but let's face it; we all need a break from time to time. It…

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What are the benefits of assisted living?
What are the benefits of assisted living?
If you have discovered that your loved one has trouble with activities of daily living, then you may want to learn…

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Top 3 budgeting tips for seniors
Top 3 budgeting tips for seniors
Caring for a loved one is never easy, especially if they are living on a fixed income. There are a…

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Study: Blood test may be able to predict Alzheimer's
Study: Blood test may be able to predict Alzheimer's
Predicting Alzheimer's disease may be as simple as taking a blood test in the future, according to a revealing study…

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5 Signs of Dementia
5 Signs of Dementia
Dementia is becoming a condition that is all too common for aging Americans. However, this disease doesn't simply happen overnight. There…

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Planning for retirement: Tips for saving now
Planning for retirement: Tips for saving now
Most of us want to begin saving for retirement but don't know where to begin. For seniors, there's a lot more…

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3 benefits of mental exercise for seniors
3 benefits of mental exercise for seniors
Seniors who want to stay young can retain their youthfulness by keeping their brain's neural pathways balanced. Since these senses tend to dull over time,…

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