A Year in Review | The Best Blogs of 2017
During the first month of 2018, we’d like to revisit our best blog articles that Summerset shared in the past year. Based on reader engagement, we’ve selected our five top blogs from 2017. In case you missed these important and relevant topics, take a few moments to check them out. You never know what tips and information could help you decide what’s best for your loved one’s care.
Are You in Denial?
In the moment, it may not seem like a big deal. Mom sometimes forgets where she placed her phone. Every now and then, she thinks that it’s Monday but it’s Tuesday. Recalling a person’s name can be a challenge for anyone, I won’t worry about mom forgetting her niece’s name. She’s getting older and just a little forgetful, that’s all. Diagnosing dementia isn’t an easy task. Here are signs to look for.
Dementia Risk and Race
What’s race got to do with it? When it comes to dementia, race and ethnicity have a measurable impact on a person’s risk of developing the brain disease. After a 14 year-long study, findings were released by Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. See the statistics on how race impacts dementia risk.
Convincing a Loved One to Consider Assisted Living
The signs began to show up sporadically. Then, one day it seems those small signs had become the norm. It may seem like things changed without warning. Suddenly, you see signs that worry you about your loved one’s well-being and safety. On your weekly visits to check in on them, you’ve been troubled by signs you previously dismissed as minor. Continue reading.
Dementia and Weight Loss
We all know that dementia takes a toll. It takes a dramatic toll on the brain, social interactions and physical health. This toll can manifest in a variety of ways including, memory loss, personality changes and increased frailty. But, did you know that dementia can impact weight? Learn about a few reasons why dementia can cause weight loss.
Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season
It’s easy to get wrapped up in all the gifts that the holiday season brings – parties, festive decorations and rich recipes. These distractions make it easy to miss when an elderly loved one may need an adjustment in care. In this blog, we discussed a few tips on how to keep ourselves and our loved ones happy and healthy during the holidays. Learn more.
Learn more about Summerset Assisted Living Community
As always, Summerset Assisted Living Community manages the health and well-being of all guests on an individual basis. Each guest is provided access to seasonal nutritious meal plans, social activities, medical treatment and transportation to doctor’s visits as often as they need. Our staff prides itself on caring for each individual and their needs year round.
At Summerset, regardless of level of care, we make it our mission to make each resident feel that they are home away from home when they come through our doors. If you have any questions about our assisted living program or more, give us a call at 470-231-2357 or come take a tour. You can also visit our website to learn more about Summerset’s Assisted Living Program. Don’t forget to follow us on social media and sign up for our blog to stay up to date.