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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.

Here are are few tips to make it to a great New Year!

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 month’s blog, we’ll discuss a few tips on how to keep ourselves and our loved ones happy and healthy during the holidays.

Dementai and Weight Loss

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? Here are a few reasons why dementia can cause weight loss.

Are You Up For a Fight?

Are You Up For A Fight?

In our last blog Dementia Risk and Race, we discussed groundbreaking research that revealed how race impacts a person’s risk of developing dementia in their lifetime. Results showed that of all ethnic groups studied, African-Americans had the highest risk (38%) of being diagnosed with dementia after age 65.

In our opinion, it’s time to defy the odds of dementia risk for African-Americans. But, how?

Are You in Denial?

Top 10 Signs of Dementia

“Where is my phone?”

“What day is it again?”

“I know you, but I just can’t seem to recall your name.”

“I was in the middle of something, but I’ve lost my train of thought and…”

In the moment, it may not seem like a big deal.

Mom sometimes forgets where she placed her phone. Now and then, she thinks that it’s Monday, but it’s Tuesday. Recalling a person’s name can be a challenge for anyone.

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