Memory Care

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Dementia: Transformation through innovation

We all want real outcomes that are provided by actionable insights. Cutting-edge research points us to practices that work for people living with a diagnosis of dementia. Healthcare and senior living professionals apply this wisdom through innovation – transforming families and communities. Read

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Benjamin Surmi, MsG, Social GerontologistDirector of People and Culture, Koelsch Communities
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The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

To help family members and health-care professionals recognize the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association has developed a checklist of common symptoms. Read

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Caregiver Support Group

More than 40 million family caregivers across the U.S. provide unpaid assistance to aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. As demanding and emotionally taxing as it is, a caregiver’s work must often be added onto other responsibilities, leaving little time for one to think of themselves. This is why… Read

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Caregiving Cost Comparison

65.7 million people provide unpaid care for an aging loved one on a routine basis. Almost one-third of family caregivers provide help for two people, typically elderly parents. From loss of wages to stress-related illnesses and exhaustion, caregiving takes a heavy toll. And it’s not easy for those receiving care… Read

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Dementia Caregivers Toolbox

Family caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia/memory impairment face an extraordinary challenge. There’s a big learning curve, and you need all the help you can get. Fortunately, a lot of outstanding resources are available. This Dementia Caregivers Toolbox gathers a few of those tips and resources… Read

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Extend Quality & Length of Life

Science Daily—Through an intensive comparative study of two nursing home units using contrasting approaches to dementia care for elders with severely disturbed behaviors, Central Michigan University professor of anthropology Athena McLean has found that "humanizing" approaches to dementia care may not only extend quality of life for patients, but also… Read

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Forgetfulness & Memory Tips

Be aware that some forgetfulness is quite normal. We all forget things occasionally at any age and it is normal to forget more often as you get older. What must be determined by your physician is the difference between normal memory loss and that which occurs when you have a… Read

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Koelsch Becomes First Senior Living to Install Breakthrough, Far-UVC 222 Light Sanitizing Technology in IL, TX, and MT

December 1, 2020 (Olympia, WA)–Koelsch Communities, a third-generation, family-owned and operated nationwide Senior living provider, today announced that they have installed Far-UVC 222 light walk through sanitizing portals at seven of their memory care communities. This makes Koelsch Communities the first senior living communities to install Far-UVC 222 light technology… Read