Alzheimer’s

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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How to Relieve Holiday Stress for Caregivers

It’s likely as the holiday season rolls around that you’re experiencing emotional and physical stress as a spouse, partner, friend, or adult child caregiver. There are parties to plan, loved ones to see, and desserts to eat. It may not cross your mind as often as it should, but your health is an important part […]

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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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How to Make the Holidays Meaningful

As we prepare for the holidays, we at Commonwealth Senior Living are thinking about families, those who we serve and those who we have not met yet. We know that this time of year can be challenging in many ways. It can bring a unique kind of stress for those caring for a loved one […]

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