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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.

Convincing a Loved One to Consider Assisted Living

Convincing Your 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.

Consider Adult Day Care

The Top 3 Reasons You Should Consider Adult Day Care

It’s the perfect choice in an imperfect situation. While most seniors prefer to always be in the comfort of their homes and in control of their schedules, adult day care is a fair middle ground for families seeking alternatives to in-home care during the day.

At Summerset Assisted Living Community, we offer adult day care as an option for families seeking an alternative to full-time care.

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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