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8 WAYS TO TALK TO YOUR PARENTS ABOUT ASSISTED LIVING

#SERENITYGARDENS #ITSPERSONAL #SeniorLiving #Maryland Having “the talk” can be difficult, emotional, scary. But putting off the subject for another time might leave you with no time for pre-planning. If you’re considering talking to your parents about assisted living (and you probably should be), here are a few tips. If you have siblings, discuss the assisted … Continue reading

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TRANSFER TRAUMA FOR A PERSON WITH DEMENTIA! AND HOW TO REDUCE IT!

#SERENITYGARDENS #ITSPERSONAL #SeniorLiving #Maryland What is Transfer Trauma? Transfer trauma is a term used to describe the stress that a person with dementia may experience when changing living environments. Transfer trauma is more commonly seen in the person with early stage dementia and when one is moving into a facility from their lifelong home. The … Continue reading

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WHEN SMALL IS BETTER – ASSISTED LIVING

#SERENITYGARDENS #ITSPERSONAL #SeniorLiving #Maryland We all have heard the comments for many years and toward a variety of matters….’Bigger is better’; ‘Think big’; ‘Go big or go home.’ There is no question that big can be best – depending on the situation being addressed – but an equally compelling argument can be made for something … Continue reading

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THE GOLDEN AGE – 7 Steps to Healthy Aging

#SERENITYGARDENS #ITSPERSONAL #SeniorLiving #Maryland Getting older involves change, both negative and positive, but you can enjoy aging if you understand what’s going on with your body and take steps to maintain your health. Many different things happen to your body as you age. Your skin, bones, and even brain may start to behave differently. Don’t … Continue reading

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Exercise in old age – The secret to a happy retirement!

#SERENITYGARDENS #ITSPERSONAL #SeniorLiving #Maryland Many adults aged 65 and over spend, on average, 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group. They’re paying a high price for their inactivity, with higher rates of falls, obesity, heart disease, and early death compared with the general population. As … Continue reading

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