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  • Did You Know...? The heart is a common symbol of love and can represent the wings of a dove, which also served as a symbol of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. Many cultures use knots as symbols of an eternal love th...

  • See the results of a recent survey

    Is Memory Care the right choice for your loved one? Sometimes the decision to move in to a Memory Care community is made amidst many challenges. But according to the results of a recent survey, Memory Care can foster a h...

  • The Alzheimer’s Caregiving Journey - Practical Advice from Medical Experts

    Free Alzheimer's Seminar for Family Caregivers At this free seminar you will learn practical advice and guidance for your caregiver journey. Hear from medical professionals about how to maintain health and wellness follo...

  • Companion Cats

    Recently, we introduced Companion Cats to our ActivCare communities. These animatronic pets provide companionship for our residents--and they don't have to be fed or walked! All they need is love and a scratch or two beh...

  • Deciding to place a loved one in a memory care community is an individual decision, but what factors go into the decision making process? Based on ActivCare's nearly 30 years of caring for those with memory loss and part...

  • Behavior Management Strategies

    As a caregiver, your day is filled with planning and organizing your loved one's routines and then, suddenly, a mood shifts. They become agitated or unjustifiably paranoid. How do you respond? Why did this happen? Behavi...

  • How to Lessen Stress Did you know that dementia residents read emotions of those around them? They take verbal and non-verbal clues from their caregivers. So, if you are stressed, chances are you can increase your loved ...

  • 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...