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  • Residents Interact with Lifelike Cats

    Recently, ActivCare communities introduced animatronic cats (from Hasbro) to the residents at their communities and the response was endearing. These specialty cats react to petting by leaning towards the caress, meowing...

  • Visiting a Loved One with Dementia In this season of family celebrations, you may be planning a visit with a loved one with dementia. We have found some suggestions for how to make your visits with family members who hav...

  • Early Alzheimer's Detection Matters

    As you spend time with elderly family members, you may see some changes in behavior or forgetfulness. How do you know if memory lapses are a sign of natural aging or are they early signs of Alzheimer's or an indication o...

  • Have a Happy Thanksgiving

    Did You Know...  Although Thanksgiving was celebrated by the early settlers to the country in 1621, it wasn't an official holiday until 200 years later. When Abe Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1...

  • Free Alzheimer's Seminar for Family Caregivers

    ActivCare Town Hall Forum on Nov. 17 Setting a Course for Successful Family Caregiving At this free educational event for family caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s, medical and legal professionals will provide pr...

  • Be Aware of Frauds & Scams

    Seniors are more vulnerable to certain crimes, such as purse-snatching, mugging, and fraud. You can reduce your risk by being alert and reporting suspicious activity. To avoid falling prey to scams, people need to be ale...

  • Fun Idea For An Activity You and Your Loved One Can Do

    Want a fun idea for an activity you and your loved one can do together? Here's a fun, easy-to-do project from Pinterest: Lollipop Ghosts You'll need: * Facial Tissues* Round Lollipops (Tootsie Pops work great)* Small ru...

  • Sundowning Tips for Caregivers

    As a caregiver, have you noticed that your loved one experiences confusion or agitation in the late afternoon? Called Sundowning, this change in behavior can be a symptom of Alzheimer's and dementia. Irrational worry or ...

  • Tips to Reduce the Risk of Falls for Those with Dementia

    Did you know that those with memory loss or dementia are 4 to 5 times greater at risk for falling than seniors without impairment? Protect yourself and your loved one by reducing your risks. Key areas to check in your ho...