dementia

A Day in the Life of a Memory Care Neighborhood: What to Expect on Day One

Making the decision to transition a loved one with memory loss to a senior living community can bring both relief and anxiety. Questions may arise like “What should I bring?” “Who will be there to welcome us?” “Will my father be unhappy?” “Will my wife long to go back home with me?” At Commonwealth Senior […]

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The Stages of a Dementia Diagnosis: It’s Not All About the Disease

If you or someone you love has received a disease diagnosis including dementia as an outcome, you already know. Every resource you look at or listen to will tell you dementia is not a disease, but rather a “cluster of symptoms” that will erase your life’s memories. Any dementia educator will tell you about the […]

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"What They Had" Film Screenings

This year we have chosen the film “What They Had” for our screening and discussion group. Besides it being a beautiful work by an award-winning cast, the story is reminiscent of the accounts we’ve heard from so many families over the last 20 years – a mother struggling with cognitive decline as the family reacts […]

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The Longest Day

Each year during Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month in June, we celebrate the Longest Day. This day always occurs on the summer solstice, or the longest day of sunshine during the calendar year. We are excited that there is so much passionate research around Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias being done as well as the personalized […]

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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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