Alzheimer’s

What to Expect During the First 30 Days in Memory Care

Whether it’s the first day of elementary school, marriage, the birth of a child, or moving to a new home, our lives are filled with transitions. Moving your loved one into our Sweet Memories neighborhood is another one of life’s transitions. We hope this will be a transition of new and sweet beginnings, a new […]

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Checklist for Choosing the Right Memory Care

Today may be the day you and your family begin your research into Memory Care communities for Mom or Dad. Or maybe you’ve been putting off making the decision due to fear of the unknown or a feeling of guilt for not being able to take on all your loved one’s care needs alone. We […]

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Coping Techniques for Caregivers

April 2022 There’s no getting around it. Caring for an aging family member can be difficult and stressful. Their care, health, safety and happiness of your loved one all rests on your shoulders, and sometimes that responsibility can be overwhelming. The last year, in particular, has been incredibly stressful with a dramatic impact on everyone’s […]

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Celebrating Holidays in the Time of COVID

As we approach the holidays, it is important that we remind our readers that at Commonwealth Senior Living, we are not just associates caring for residents, handling the business operations, and leading the teams. We are also sons and daughters, husbands and wives of those struggling with dementia. The following story comes from one of […]

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What's Your Family Tradition?

By Paula Harder, Vice President of Resident Programs Since 2016, Commonwealth Senior Living has taken our residents on a yearly virtual joy ride; from country to country, state to state, and decade to decade. As we start a new decade in 2020, we will head out on another adventure; exploring personal, local and world-wide traditions […]

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How to Incorporate the Grandkids

The holidays are all about time spent with family. So how do we make that time work for each generation together if one of the grandparents is struggling with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? Our memory care experts, Bernie Cavis and Paula Harder discuss in the video below. Here are some quick tips: Focus a family […]

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